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VOLUME 2  AIR OPERATOR AND AIR AGENCY CERTIFICATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS

CHAPTER 10  TRAINING CENTERS: CERTIFICATION OF PART 142 TRAINING CENTERS

Section 1  Certification of Part 142 Training Centers

2-1151    GENERAL. This process applies to the initial certification as well as the addition of satellites to existing certificates.

A.    Certification Process. This section provides guidance on the certification process of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 142 training centers and the addition of a satellite(s) to a principal center’s certificate. The processes outlined in this section will ensure compliance with Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.), 14 CFR, and appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy and procedures. During the certification process, the certificate-holding district office (CHDO) and the assigned Training Center Program Manager (TCPM) will follow the guidance provided in this section. The CHDO and regional Flight Standards division (RFSD) offices must be confident that the applicant is capable of fulfilling the required regulatory responsibilities and willing to comply with 14 CFR in an appropriate and continuing manner. The certification of a training center follows a four-phase process composed of three gates and is similar to the air carrier certification process described in Volume 2, Chapter 1, Section 1.

B.    Gate Concept. The FAA instituted the gate concept for certification processes to conserve assets and ensure an applicant’s progress through their certification process in an orderly and structured manner. It also ensures that an applicant’s programs, systems, and intended methods of compliance are thoroughly reviewed, evaluated, and tested. The gate process requires that an applicant complete specific phase items before progressing past a particular gate. Once the FAA accepts the items associated with a particular gate, the applicant may continue to the next phase of the certification process.

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C.    Certification Completion. Once completed, the gate process provides reasonable assurance that the applicant’s infrastructure (programs, methods, and systems) will result in continued compliance after certification. The CHDO is responsible for ensuring that the applicant completes the certification process in accordance with these guidelines. Based on the applicant’s proposal(s), the CHDO may adjust certain elements within the certification phases to facilitate the CHDO’s administration of the project.

2-1152    INITIAL INQUIRIES, REQUESTS, AND PRELIMINARY DISCUSSIONS.

A.    Initial Inquiries. Initial or preliminary inquiries concerning the certification of part 142 training centers may come in various formats from individuals or organizations. These inquiries may be in writing or the result of meetings with FAA personnel. Requests for applications may come from inexperienced and poorly prepared individuals, from well-prepared and financially sound organizations, or from individuals and organizations ranging between these extremes. Upon receipt of an initial inquiry, the receiving office manager will determine if his or her office has geographical responsibility for the area in which the applicant’s principal business will be located. If the FAA office initially contacted has jurisdiction, the manager should begin the certification process. If not, the manager will direct the applicant to the proper field office. Once the appropriate CHDO has been identified, office personnel should become familiar with the certification processes outlined in this section.

NOTE:  The CHDO with geographic responsibility must review the current edition of FAA Order 8000.92, AFS Certification Service Oversight Process (CSOP), to ensure the appropriate resource evaluation, workload index, and dashboard activities are completed prior to beginning the certification process.FS Certification Service Oversight Process (CSOP), to ensure the appropriate resource evaluation, workload index, and dashboard activities are completed prior to beginning the certification process.

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B.    Advising AFS-280. The CHDO manager or assigned certification program manager (CPM) must advise AFS-280 of the potential certification project and provide pertinent details of the applicant. As the headquarters (HQ) branch responsible for training center policy, AFS-280 will assist the certification team by providing subject matter expertise on training center regulatory, certification and oversight requirements.

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C.    Advising the Applicant. The FAA inspector assigned to the project (normally the TCPM) should work together with the assigned AFS-280 representative and then briefly explain the application process and the FAA requirements that the applicant is required to meet throughout the certification process. The inspector should advise the applicant to schedule a preapplication meeting when the applicant has had sufficient time to thoroughly review and understand the certification requirements. During preliminary discussions with the applicant, the assigned inspector will:

1)    Provide the applicant with a brief overview of the certification process and the information that they must submit as part of their preapplication Letter of Intent (LOI).
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2)    Direct the applicant to AFS-280’s Web site and request that they become familiar with the training center requirements in part 142, the airman certification requirements of 14 CFR parts 61, 63, and 65 (as applicable), and other regulatory guidance appropriate to the curricula and evaluations the applicant proposes to offer. This Web site provides links to several documents which will help to ensure an efficient certification and ongoing operations in a fully compliant manner.
3)    Advise that all certification submissions must be provided in either electronic or hard copy. Electronic versions of the applicant’s submission may be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
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4)    Advise the applicant that after they have completed their review of the part 142 training center Web site, applicable regulatory guidance, completed and submitted their preapplication LOI prepared in accordance with the guidance located on the Web site, they should schedule their preapplication meeting.
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5)    The preapplication LOI and attachments should be forwarded to the CHDO at least two weeks before the preapplication meeting. The applicant must be advised that key management personnel are required to attend the preapplication meeting.

2-1153    THE FOUR PHASE CERTIFICATION PROCESS INCLUDING PREAPPLICATION EVENTS.

·    Phase ONE Preapplication                                                                Gate I Complete

·    Phase TWO Formal Application                                                       Gate II Complete

·    Phase THREE Document Compliance

·    Phase THREE System Assessment and Validation                          Gate III Complete

·    Phase FOUR Administrative

A.    Phase ONE—Preapplication (Gate I). Submit the preapplication LOI and all subsequent written material electronically in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. The LOI should contain the following information:

·    Corporate and business name, mailing address, telephone number, and email;

·    Proposed schedule of events (including proposed initial start of operations);

·    Proposed management personnel and position;

·    Proposed training courses;

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·    Flight training equipment;

NOTE:  Certification of a training center under part 142 requires the use of full flight simulators (FFS) and/or Level 6 or 7 flight training devices (FTD). An application that proposes to conduct training, testing, and checking using aircraft only will not be accepted.

·    Proposed location of the training center and any proposed satellite centers;

·    Training records; and

·    Any additional information that may be required to provide a better understanding of the proposed training center and activities.

1)    The applicant will be advised to become familiar with training center requirements in part 142, airman certification requirements of parts 61 and 63, and other requirements that are appropriate for the proposed airman training and evaluation to be offered.
2)    Preapplication Meeting, Phase ONE, and Gate I Requirements:
a)    The FAA CHDO and the applicant’s management personnel will complete a preapplication meeting. This meeting will be a preliminary discussion in which the applicant will generally describe the proposed training center activities and submit the preapplication letter, including plans for personnel, facilities, and flight training equipment. The applicant should also be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the appropriate regulations and requirements of airman training and evaluation. The CHDO will use this opportunity to discuss in detail the entire certification process and provide the applicant with information and documentation concerning the certification and continued approval of a training center, qualification of personnel, approval of flight training equipment, and approval of training center curriculum and associated courseware.
b)    It is essential that the applicant understand which regulations are applicable to the proposed operation. The applicant and the applicant’s personnel must be made aware of their responsibilities during the certification process. It is to their benefit to submit the required items as soon as they become available in order to meet Gate I requirements and to notify the CHDO immediately of any problems or changes in the proposed operation.
c)    Training center applicants located outside the United States must understand that there are fees associated with the certification process. The fees are based on the time spent by FAA inspectors conducting certification, evaluator training, and inspection activities. Fees, as well as associated expenses, are provided for in part 187, and must be paid in accordance with the current edition of Advisory Circular (AC) 187-1, Flight Standards Service Schedule of Charges Outside the United States, before the issuance of the center’s training specifications and training center certificate.
d)    After the preapplication meeting, the CHDO will contact AFS-280 to discuss the applicant, proposed training center activities, projected timeline, and concerns.
e)    Based on these preliminary meetings, discussions, and the content of the preapplication LOI, the CHDO will make an initial determination as to whether the potential applicant is qualified and intends to pursue certification. The applicant must also declare his or her intention to proceed with the certification process.
f)    The CHDO will ascertain that the proposed operation is consistent with the regulatory requirements of part 142 and accept or reject the preapplication LOI. If acceptable, the applicant will be advised that the Gate I requirements have been completed and to proceed with the Formal Application phase. The CHDO will contact the Aviation Data Systems Branch (AFS-620) to obtain a precertification number. Once received, the CHDO shall notify AFS-280.

B.    Phase TWO—Formal Application (Gate II).

1)    Applicants must submit a formal letter of application to the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) that has jurisdiction over the area in which the applicant’s principal business office will be located. The LOI and attachments must contain the following information:
a)    Corporate or business name (including “doing business as”), mailing address, and telephone number of the applicant.
b)    Formal schedule of events, including the updated proposed start date.
c)    Proposed instructor and evaluator training program, including curriculum, courseware, procedures, and any other supporting documentation.
d)    A copy of a purchase contract or adequate lease of flight training equipment, to substantiate that it has exclusive use of all simulation media for periods of time adequate to conduct all training, checking, and testing proposed in the training plan. If the applicant is the sponsor and/or operator of the proposed flight training equipment, the letter should so indicate that the equipment is either currently FAA qualified or that arrangements have been made for qualification.
e)    Proposed evaluation authorization(s).
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f)    Proposed National Simulator Program (NSP) evaluation date.
g)    A description of the applicant’s training facilities, equipment, and qualifications of personnel to be used.
h)    The proposed core and specialty training curricula and associated syllabus, including courseware, procedures, checklists, and any other supporting documentation for the training of students, instructors, and evaluators.
i)    Company policy manual(s).
j)    Management qualifications stated in specific terms. This document must also include acknowledgment that the applicant must notify the FAA within 10 business days of any change made in the management positions.
k)    A description of a recordkeeping system that will identify and document the details of training and the qualifications and certification of students, instructors, and evaluators.
l)    If the applicant proposes to provide training for a certificate or rating in fewer than the minimum hours prescribed in part 61, a method of demonstrating qualification and ability to provide training must be submitted.
m)    A description of the quality control (QC) program that will identify and document the details of the QC measures to be used.
n)    Training agreements.
o)    Deviation and waiver requests, if applicable.
p)    A compliance statement.
2)    Preparation of the compliance statement benefits the applicant by systematically ensuring that all applicable regulatory aspects are appropriately addressed during the certification process. The compliance statement must be in the form of a complete listing of all appropriate 14 CFR sections (for example, parts 61, 63, and 91) pertinent to the training curricula the applicant is proposing. The compliance document must address each section within part 142. This list should reference any applicable subpart and each relevant section of the subpart. Next to each subparagraph, the applicant must provide a specific reference to a manual or other document, and may provide a brief narrative description that describes how the applicant will comply with each regulation. This is a procedures document (i.e. what system the applicant will use to ensure compliance), not a policy document. The compliance statement will be used throughout the applicant’s certification process and become an ongoing source of information throughout the certificate holder’s continued operations. After the certification process is completed, the compliance statement should be kept current as changes are incorporated in the applicant’s system. This statement also serves as a master index to the applicant’s manual system to expedite FAA’s review and approval of the operation and manual systems.
3)    The formal application must be received by the CHDO a minimum of 120 days before the start of proposed operations. The proposed schedule of events included in the applicant’s LOI should be used by the CHDO as a preliminary planning tool for the certification process.
4)    The following signatures are required on a completed Formal Application Letter:

·    An application from an individual must be signed by that individual;

·    An application from a partnership must be signed by all partners or, if applicable laws permit this authority to be delegated to one partner, by the delegated partner;

·    An application from a corporation must be signed by the corporate secretary, by the president or officer(s) authorized by the corporation, and by any other designated official of the corporation who should attest to the individual’s authority to sign such a document;

·    An application from a partnership, club, or association must be signed by the president or such other officer or director as authorized by the organization’s bylaws and attested to by the secretary; and

·    The equivalent of the positions listed in the above subparagraphs as determined by the certificating FAA office for training centers located outside the United States.

NOTE:  The above items must be completed prior to passing through Gate II.

5)    If it becomes apparent that the applicant will not be able to prepare an acceptable formal application, the FSDO will advise the applicant that the FAA is ceasing any further efforts to certificate the applicant.

C.    Phase THREE-(a)—Document Compliance (Gate III).

1)    The CHDO will review the documents that the applicant has submitted to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, policy, and other guidance material. The review will include the following areas:
a)    Management Personnel.

1.    The training center applicant must employ sufficient qualified and competent management personnel to perform the duties to which they are assigned.

NOTE:  One method of determining if the proposed management team is qualified to provide required supervision is to evaluate the job requirements stated in the formal application, measure them against the résumés provided for each of the proposed managers, and ask the following question: Is it apparent that the proposed managers have the knowledge and skills required to accomplish the stated job functions? Minimally, a tabletop exercise should be run to evaluate the manager’s knowledge of the requirements of an air agency certificated under part 142.

2.    The applicant must provide résumés for proposed management personnel. This must include the individual’s name and address, as well as the individual’s qualifications and Airman Certificate number, certificates and ratings, work history, and compliance history. Medical certificate information must also be provided if it is appropriate to the position assigned.

NOTE:  One method of determining if the proposed management team is qualified to provide required supervision is to evaluate the job requirements stated in the formal application, measure them against the résumés provided for each of the proposed managers, and ask the following question: Is it apparent that the proposed managers have the knowledge and skills required to accomplish the stated job functions? Minimally, a tabletop exercise should be run to evaluate the manager’s knowledge of the requirements of an air agency certificated under part 142.

3.    A person whose employment contributed materially to the revocation, suspension, or termination of that certificate within the previous five years should not manage, be in control of, or have substantial ownership of a training center.

b)    Evaluators. Detailed guidance for the appointment of evaluators can be found in Volume 3, Chapter 54, Section 2. Persons who conduct training or an evaluation of a student must be able to read, write, understand, and fluently speak the English language.
c)    Instructors.

1.    Must meet the eligibility requirements of part 142, § 142.47.

2.    Must complete the training prescribed by § 142.53.

3.    Persons who conduct training or an evaluation of a student must be able to read, write, understand, and fluently speak the English language.

d)    Required Documents. Each applicant must present the following documents for review and approval:

1.    Copies of the leases, agreements, and contracts, if any, to show compliance with the exclusive use of equipment requirements of § 142.15. If the TCPM determines that it is necessary, he or she may ask the General Counsel’s office to review any of these documents to determine if the intent of the exclusive use requirement is met. (Program Tracking and Reporting System (PTRS) code 1395.)

2.    If a training agreement exists with a 14 CFR part 141 certificated pilot school to provide training, testing, or checking for a training center, a copy of that training agreement must be provided. Each training agreement should meet the requirements of part 141, § 141.26 and § 142.33. (PTRS code 1395.)

3.    Deviations and waivers. Deviations and waivers issued under § 142.9 must be submitted in accordance with Volume 3, Chapter 54, Section 4. To ensure standardization and consistent application of policy, such requests must be forwarded to AFS-280 for review prior to issuing final approval to the applicant. Submissions to AFS-280 should be made no less than 15 business days in advance of the requested implementation date.

e)    Approved Program for Maintenance and Inspection of Aircraft (if required). Each certificate holder must ensure that aircraft used to provide training under part 142 are maintained and inspected in accordance with part 91 subpart E (or foreign equivalent), and/or an approved program for maintenance and inspection. The FAA may assign an aviation safety inspector (ASI), Airworthiness, to verify the existence and adequacy of an approved program for maintenance and inspection. The ASI will also review the center’s minimum equipment list (MEL) if the applicant seeks relief under an MEL for aircraft that the training center owns or leases. MELs are not a certification requirement of part 142. (PTRS code 1372.)
f)    Simulator Component Inoperative Guide (SCIG). SCIGs are not a certification requirement of part 142, but should be submitted if one is to be used. (PTRS code 1372.)
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g)    Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD). Documentation to show qualification by the NSP, AFS-205, or a request for such evaluation and qualification must be provided. See details for inspection and demonstration in Volume 3, Chapter 54, Section 2. (PTRS code 1351.)
h)    Training Program. The FAA will evaluate submitted curricula, and associated courseware in this phase. Curricula leading to the issuance of pilot certificates, ratings, and/or meeting currency requirements of parts 61 and/or 65 must be based on advanced simulation devices (see Volume 3, Chapter 54, Section 6 for approval processes and procedures). Curriculum approval and requirements will follow the general process for review and format that is found in Volume 3, Chapter 19.

1.    Core and Specialty Curricula. The TCPM will review the curriculum for format and content. To indicate initial approval, the TCPM will stamp each page of the list of effective pages indicating that the curriculum has been granted initial approval. See Volume 3, Chapter 54, Section 6 for detailed guidance on curriculum approvals.

2.    Courseware. The FAA must approve checklists not prepared by the manufacturer. Pictorial means of preflight inspection courseware must be approved.

i)    Training Records (Recordkeeping). Training records must document training, qualification, and currency. Each certificate holder must keep records at the applicable training center, satellite training center, or other place approved by the FAA, and must provide those records to the FAA upon request or at a reasonable time. The FAA may use the following information to determine training record system adequacy. (PTRS code 1334.)

·    Refer to § 142.73(a) for a checklist of trainee record requirements.

·    Refer to § 142.73(b) for a checklist of instructor record requirements.

2)    QC Measures. Section 142.11(b)(9) requires that training centers present QC measures. As a required part of a training center certification process, applicants must formulate an operational strategy and provide specific process instructions as to how they plan to conduct the training center’s operations. Many of a center’s day-to-day operations are influenced by these measures, such as:

·    Customer registration,

·    Training program application,

·    Simulator discrepancies,

·    Recordkeeping, and

·    Personnel qualification assurance.

a)    QC measures provide guidance for operations, a benchmark as to their effectiveness, and usability of the training center’s processes. Management personnel who are responsible for the implementation of the QC measures must be identified. QC measures are established by means of a quality assurance (QA) program and can be broken down into two categories:

1.    Static QC Measures: define an overall management plan that guarantees the integrity of operations. Static QC measures must define the policies and procedures of the training center, provide guidance, and identify those personnel responsible for tasks. Static QC measures guarantee that the training center will conduct operations in accordance with regulatory requirements and the philosophy of the company.

2.    Active QC Measures: gauge the effectiveness of static QC, provide a means to resolve nonconformities, and identify areas in need of improvement. Active QC measures must consist of:

·    An audit program to determine the compliance and effectiveness of established procedures; and

·    A process reengineering program that will identify and document nonconformities and areas in need of improvement. This program must include a followup process to ensure that nonconformities and areas in need of improvement are identified, solutions are proposed, and the responsibility for implementation of corrective action is assigned.

b)    As part of the QA program, static and active QC measures must be developed for at least the following:

1.    Conduct and effectiveness of all training programs.

2.    Curricula:

·    Control of courseware,

·    Adequacy of program content, and

·    Compliance with rule requirements.

3.    Recordkeeping system:

·    Student and instructor/evaluator,

·    Content of records,

·    Security,

·    Prescribed method of recordkeeping followed, and

·    Documentation of completion of required events.

4.    Adequacy of facilities and equipment.

5.    Revision processes for curricula, courseware, and general policy guidelines.

c)    Instructor and Evaluator Qualifications and Ability.

1.    Effectiveness of associated training program.

2.    Determination of eligibility and authorizations.

d)    Effectiveness of Management:

·    Delegation of authority and responsibility,

·    Approachability, and

·    Delineation of information.

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e)    FSTD Functionality and Training Suitability:

·    Daily checks,

·    System to identify and address discrepancies,

·    Availability of simulator readiness status to end users, and

·    Review documents detailing the measures to be implemented as part of the QC measures. Ensure all elements contain static and active QC measures.

D.    Phase THREE-(b)—System Assessment and Validation (Gate III).

1)    The FAA will conduct inspections to determine a training center’s compliance with, or eligibility under, the U.S. Transportation Laws, 49 U.S.C., and the regulations. Each certificate applicant must allow the Administrator to inspect training center facilities, equipment, and records at any reasonable time and place. The CHDO should inspect those proposed training centers or satellite training centers within their area of geographic responsibility. For other inspections, the CHDO should request the services of the FSDO with geographic responsibility over the areas where the satellite training centers, equipment, or remote sites are located.
2)    The FAA will include the following specific requirements during the inspections. (PTRS codes 1334, 1351, 1371, 1603, 1607, 1612, 1621, 1626, 1629, 1630, 1640, 1641, 1642, 1643, 1644, 1645, 1646, 1647, 1649, 1650, 1652, 1653, 1654, 1662, and 1673.)
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a)    Facilities and equipment described in an applicant’s formal application letter will be inspected to ensure that the applicant represents the facilities and equipment and that they meet the certification requirements of the regulations. (PTRS codes 1371, 1640, and 1647.)
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b)    Automated recordkeeping systems proposed by the applicant will be inspected. See Volume 3, Chapter 31, Section 4 for specific guidance on approval of electronic recordkeeping systems. (Although this section pertains to part 121 and 135 certificate holders, the same procedures should be used for part 142 training centers.) Operators that can adequately demonstrate their ability to use automated/electronic recordkeeping systems will receive authorization in the training specifications. (PTRS code 1334.)
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c)    Each FSTD used for training, checking, testing, or recency-of-experience under part 142 will be inspected for qualification and approval. (PTRS codes 1351, 1630, 1654.)
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1.    The NSP will qualify all Level 4 through 7 FTDs and FFSs. The NSP will qualify FSTDs in accordance with the procedures and criteria contained in 14 CFR part 60.

2.    NSP qualification of the respective devices is required prior to TCPM approval for use within the center’s approved curricula. The NSP will be responsible for the initial evaluation of FTDs, Levels 4 and 5, but may delegate this responsibility to the CHDO as necessary. All new FTDs manufactured or placed into service after August 6, 1996, are ineligible for conferred status and must be evaluated, qualified, and approved under the regulations that apply at the time. The previously reserved Level 1 classification for FTDs will be used to identify those devices.

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3.    The TCPM approves FSTDs for intended use in the center training programs. Each training center must identify each Level 1 through 3 FTD by the manufacturer’s serial number, unless the FAA has issued an identification number for that purpose. FAA identification numbers must identify Level 4 through 7 FTDs and all FFSs.

4.    The FAA will qualify each rotorcraft FSTD in accordance with the procedures and criteria contained in part 60.

5.    Only FSTDs that have been properly qualified by the NSP or otherwise authorized by the Administrator may be approved for use in a center’s curricula and listed in a center’s training specifications.

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6.    A training center may use a FSTD for instruction if it is listed in the training center’s approved training specifications and meets the flight training equipment requirements of the lesson for which it is to be used, as stated in the training center’s approved curriculum.

7.    A training center may offer 100 percent training, checking, and testing through approved curricula in a Level C or D FFS only when that course has approved pictorial courseware for 100 percent training, checking, and testing curricula. The FAA must approve pictorial courseware for each curriculum in which it is to be used.

3)    QC measures:
a)    Inspect the effectiveness of the QC measures and their applicability to actual operations.
b)    Determine if the operations can be conducted in accordance with the proposed measures.
c)    Determine if personnel understand and comply with the QC systems.
4)    Validation. The following Gate III requirements must be completed prior to observing an actual class for initial approval of a training curriculum and certification of a training center:
a)    Training curricula and courseware approved;
b)    Sufficient instructors and evaluators trained and designated; and
c)    Facilities evaluated and found satisfactory.
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E.    Phase Four—Administration. The CHDO will issue FAA Form 8000-43, Training Center Certificate, and training specifications after satisfactory completion of the previous phases. (PTRS code 1396.) Refer to the standardized training specifications form.

1)    Training specifications are defined in Volume 3, Chapter 54, Section 1 and § 142.3. Training specifications are documents issued to a training center certificate holder by the Administrator. For international centers, all applicable part 187, § 187.1 fees must be collected prior to the issuance of the certificate and training specifications.
2)    Standard training specifications are available on the Web-based Operations Safety System (WebOPSS).

NOTE:  Applicants must complete the necessary training to qualify for the issuance of automated training specifications prior to the completion of the certification process.

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3)    Training specifications are readily available to inspectors and potential users. Consequently, in the interest of brevity, those training specifications will not be repeated in this Chapter. A list of available training specifications may be found on AFS-280’s Web site.
4)    The FAA may deny certification to an applicant if deficiencies exist. If so, the FSDO will state the reasons for certificate denial. The FSDO will make such denial in writing and will describe corrective actions that may lead to certification.
a)    An applicant that has been denied certification and desires to continue to seek certification should notify the FSDO in writing when corrective action has been taken. The FSDO may require a second or subsequent inspection of training center or satellite training center facilities.
b)    After evaluation of the applicant’s corrective actions, the FSDO will either approve or deny certification. If denied, state which requested changes have not been properly addressed. If the applicant is again denied certification, the applicant may again follow the steps described in the subparagraphs above.
5)    The TCPM or their designee will assemble a certification file. The district office file shall include:

·    A copy of the preapplication statement of intent (SOI) or LOI, as appropriate;

·    A copy of the application;

·    A copy of the training center’s certificate;

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·    A copy of current manuals, courseware, and approved curricula;

·    A copy of the completed certification job aid, if applicable;

·    A copy of the training center’s current training specifications (not required if training specifications are maintained in WebOPSS);

·    A summary of any difficulties encountered during any phase of the certification or recommendations for future surveillance (Certification Report);

·    Copies of leases, agreements, and contracts, if applicable;

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·    A current copy of the training center’s compliance statement; and

·    Any correspondence between the applicant and the FAA (in accordance with the current edition of FAA Order 1350.14, Records Management).

6)    After the training center is certificated, the TCPM establishes a post certification plan using the national work program guidelines as a basis for inspection and surveillance.
7)    The TCPM is responsible for assembling a Certification Report, including the names and titles of each team member. The report shall be signed by the TCPM and have a summary of difficulties, if any, encountered during the certification process and any recommendations made by the team. This report may assist in preparing surveillance plans.

RESERVED. Paragraphs 2-1154 through 2-1180.