FAQ
Assessments For External Candidates

How do I apply for an Assessment and what is the process?


You may apply online or walk in to our office. Upon application, you are required to submit the following documents;

  1. Copy of IC/Passport
  2. Letter of Confirmation of Employment
  3. Copy of DCA Examination Results
  4. Copy of Licence [for Licence Extension, Limitation Removals and Validated AML Assessments only]
  5. Copy of Logbook [not required for Validated AML Assessment]
  6. Evidence of proficiency in the English Language. (Example : SPM result slip with minimum grade C)
We will conduct a Logbook Review once the copy of Logbook received and the initial non-refundable deposit of RM 250.00 is paid. The deposit is part of the Assessment fee. The Logbook Review will take between 3-5 days. If the content of the Logbook is satisfactory, we will set the Assessment date, as early as 7 days from the completion of Logbook Review. Students are required to pay the remaining Assessment fee prior to the Assessment.




Where can I get a Logbook?


We would prefer students to record their maintenance experience in the APR-ATC's Logbook. You can buy the APR-ATC's Logbook at RM 50.00 from our office. Alternatively, we also accept Schedule of Inspection Work form by DCAM [Form JPA-5 AER (A)] and any EASA 147 Logbooks/Logbook from other DCAM ATOs. The content must be hand-written, in capital letters and in black ink.




What if I failed the Assessment?


Fret not, we don't fail students for Assessments ! If the 1st Assesment result is deemed unsatisfactory by the Assessors; a) The student will be called for a Re-Assessment, at least 2 weeks after the 1st Assessment,or b) The student will be required to send 'Checkpoints' via email/by hand to the Assessment Unit. If Re-Assessment result is still unsatisfactory, the above process will be repeated. Please take note on the Re-Assessment fee; 1st Re-Assessment - FREE 2nd Re-Assessment - FREE 3rd Re-assessment onwards - RM 300.00 per session.




Can APR-ATC arrange for Assessment during weekends?


Yes, we can ! We do understand that external students are aircraft maintenance personnel working during the day and on shifts. For Assessment on weekends, we charge additional RM 300.00 per day.




Can I apply for an Assessment at APR-ATC if I am a student from other ATO?


No, you can't because we do not conduct Assessment for 'active' students from other DCAM-Approved ATOs, unless he/she has officially withdrawn from that ATO. Do take note that aircraft maintenance experience requirement for students from ATO and AMO is not the same.




Who are the Assessors?


We have a pool of in-house DCAM-Approved Assessors for Category A1, A3, B1.1, B1.3 and B2. They are very experienced Licensed Aircraft Engineers themselves. Do take note that DCAM personnel may also be present in the Assessment as observer(s).




How long will an Assessment take place?


Depending on the students and type of Assessment, do expect an Assessment to be conducted between 3 to 5 hours per session.




I did partial Assessment at another ATO, can I continue my Assessment at APR-ATC?


No, you can't. We have our own unique ways in assessing students. Thus, you will have to start over again.




How long do I have to wait for my Assessment result?


At the end of the Assessment, our Assessors will inform you whether your Assessment is satisfactory or require a Re-Assessment / Checkpoints submission. If satisfactory, please expect a few days for us to arrange for the Final Assessment Recomendation form, signed by our Accountable Manager. This form is to be enclosed with your application for Licence at the DCAM.




I have passed all DCA Examinations for Category A1 and completed my Logbook. But I only have 2 years of aircraft maintenance experience. Can I go for the Assessment now?


For personnel from an AMO, the required aircraft maintenance experience for Application for Grant of Licence Category A1 is 3 years. We will only accept your application for an Assessment on the 3rd year.





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