March 23, 2021
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) Licence Holders
Interim changes to the AME licence application and approval procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic
This notice provides information on the interim changes to the acceptance of documents sent via email in support of an AME application, and to the validity of AME application forms and approvals to attempt the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) examinations.
Submission of Electronic Documents.
TCCA will accept AME application forms (24-0083 and 26-0638), supporting documentation and proof of payment sent via email, including translated documents, provided the documents have been certified as true copies of the originals by:
- A notary public or commissioner for oaths;
- A TCCA Safety Inspector/Officer or Administrative (Operational) Support personnel; or
- The holder of a valid Canadian AME Licence.
For more information on the certification of true copies, please consult Appendix A of Maintenance and Manufacturing Staff Instruction (MSI) 18 – Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) Licensing Procedures available at the link below under the “Resources” heading.
Supporting documentation includes proof of:
- age and citizenship;
- basic training (graduation certificate, curriculum, hours and marks, as applicable);
- maintenance experience (employment letters); and
- skill (logbook).
TCCA recommends using the Online payment service to pay the applicable fee available through the link below under the Resources heading.
AME applicants residing in Canada must submit their application, supporting documentation and proof of payment of the applicable fee by email to the TCCA office in your region:
AME applicants residing outside of Canada must submit their application, supporting documentation and proof of payment of the applicable fee to Ottawa Headquarters at AMELicence-LicencedeTEA@tc.gc.ca.
AME Application Forms and Examination Approvals.
Form 24-0083 submitted as part of an initial issuance or additional rating will be valid for 24 months rather than the normal 12 months indicated in subsection 566.03(1) of Airworthiness Manual (AWM) Chapter 566.
Form 26-0638 and Form 26-0083 approval periods for TCCA examinations are extended from 12 to 24 months. Existing approved forms will have 12 months added to the original approval date and any new applications received up until December 31, 2021, will be valid for 24 months instead of 12 months.
This change will allow additional time for applicants to submit supporting documentation, for TCCA to review the applications and for applicants to complete all required TCCA examinations.
Form 24-0083 – Application for AME licence:
Form 26-0638 – AME licence Application Supplement Technical Examination:
Online Payment Service:
TCCA AME licence webpage:
Maintenance and Manufacturing Staff Instruction (MSI) 18 – Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) Licensing Procedures:
If you have any questions related to these changes, please contact your local TCCA office or email:
Original signed by
Standards Branch, Civil Aviation