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How to Renew Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License (AMEL) in Kenya

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How to Renew Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License (AMEL) in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Mon 16, March, 2020 09:24am
Procedure

Applicants need to apply for licence renewal to KCAA at least Sixty (60) days before expiry.
Apply In-Person
To renew your Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License, one has to first fully complete and submit the prescribed application form - The Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License, Extension, Conversion or Validation certificate Application Form - Form AC: PEL013- Page 14 -16.
https://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/circulars/CAA-AC-PEL%20013C%20Issue%20Renewal%20Validation%2CExtension%20and%20conversion%20of%20AMEL%2816%29.pdf
This form can be obtained by visiting the Personnel Licensing (PEL) Offices of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority’s - KCAA Offices
http://www.kcaa.or.ke/contact
After filling the application documents you are required to submit them to the Authority’s Personnel Licensing (PEL) offices or you can forwarded them to the:

Director General,
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority,
P. O. Box 30163-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya,
You are required to submit the renewal application form with all the required documents for evaluation by KCAA for you to get approval to make payments for the prescribed application fees. These documents include:-
(i). Previous license held
(ii). Curriculum Vitae
(iii). Proof of work experience (or the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Experience Log-Book)
(iv). Certification by an authorized person of the AMO where the applicant works and the required supporting documents attached
(v). Two (2) current passport size photographs (full face);
(vi). Proof of identification documents (Identity card or passport)
The application shall not be accepted if it is not appropriately filled and certified by the Quality Manager of the AMO where the applicant works and the required supporting documents have been attached. In case the application is rejected, the applicant will be notified in writing.
The receiving officers will check for discrepancies or ineligibility in the application documents. If a discrepancy that cannot be immediately corrected exists in any of the documents, the application and all the submitted documents will be returned to the applicant and should not be re-submitted until the discrepancy has been rectified corrected.
If the receiving officers is satisfied that all the requirements have been met for the issue of a licence and the prescribed application form has been completed and presented in the Personnel Licensing (PEL) Office, the applicant will be advised to pay the prescribed application fees, after which the licence will be issued.
After the evaluation you are to proceed to pay the prescribed application fees and submit the payment receipt to together with the application documents.
(i). Test for licence without type rating Ksh. 2,000 to 5000 per category
(ii). Test for license with type rating Ksh. 2500 to 5000 per category
(iii). Fees for issue of aircraft maintenance engineer’s license Khs. 3000
This is followed by a series of tests to demonstrate your Knowledge and skills. You will have to write an essay examination and do a practical assessment test.
Upon successful completion of the tests you will be issued with the renewed AME license.
A processing time of 14 days is needed to complete the renewal processing of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License application, after which you will be contacted through a phone call to collect your license at the KCAA’s Personnel Licensing offices.
You will be required to carry your identification documents when collecting your renewed license.

Required Documents

The following forms should be duly filled and signed;
Appropriate application Form for initial issue of an AMEL or for Type ratting
Curriculum Vitae
Proof of work experience (or the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Experience Log-Book)
Certification by an authorized person of the AMO where the applicant works and the required supporting documents attached
Two (2) current passport size photographs (full face);
Proof of identification documents (Identity card or passport)
Payment receipt of the prescribed fees

Office Locations & Contacts

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority - Head Office,
Aviation House, Jomo Kenyatta
International Airport, Nairobi
Tel: +254 020 827470-75
Mobile: +254 728 606 570, +254 709 725000
+254 728 606 586, +254 734 000 491, +254 734 000492
Fax: + 254 020 822300
P.O. Box 30163 -00100 Nairobi
Email: info@kcaa.or.ke
Website: KCAA Website https://www.kcaa.or.ke/

Other Regional Offices Contacts
http://www.kcaa.or.ke/contact

Eligibility

Must be in possession of a valid / expired Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License.
The applicant shall demonstrate ability to read, write and communicate in English Language.
The applicant should demonstrate the minimum level of Aircraft knowledge
The applicant shall provide acceptable evidence of experience. The experience provided should be arranged in ATA chapter format and should represent cross section of the maintenance tasks relevant to the category/rating applied for. The experience should be verified by a KCAA practical examiner.
The applicant shall have demonstrated the skill to perform those functions applicable to the privilege to be granted. The skill should be verified by a KCAA practical examiner.
The applicant shall pay the appropriate fee.

Fees

Test for licence without type rating Ksh. 2,000 to 5000 per category
Test for license with type rating Ksh. 2500 to 5000 per category
Fees for renewal of aircraft maintenance engineer’s license Khs. 3000
Charges for Air Navigation Services and Regulatory Fees

Validity

AME licences are valid for Two (2) years from the date of issue or last renewal. Applicants need to apply for licence renewal to KCAA at least Sixty (60) days before expiry.
The holder must have performed work comparable with that required for the grant of the licence for periods totalling at least six months during the twenty four months preceding the date of the expiry of the licence.
A holder of an aircraft maintenance engineer’s licence shall not exercise the privileges of the licence unless the licence is kept valid as prescribed by the

Documents to Use

The Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License, Extension, Conversion or Validation certificate Application Form - Form AC: PEL013 may be obtained from the Authority’s Personnel licensing (PEL) offices.
A sample of the application Form AC: PEL013 can be seen here Page 14-16

Processing Time

The processing time is fourteen days.

Instructions

The applicant should –
Take and successfully completed approved course of training
Obtain Application form from PEL Offices and complete the prescribed application form,
Submit all the required documents.
Pay the applicable fees and submit the payment receipt.
Get evaluation on your knowledge and skill set
Demonstrate phase- (knowledge test)
Demonstrate phase- (Skill test) , oral and practical
Wait for the processing period of license to elapse then will be issued with your renewed license

Required Information

Type of application (original issuance, re-issues, added rating , validation or conversion )
Ratings (aeroplanes , engines or avionics )
Full names
Postal and physical address
Date and place of birth
Nationality
Gender
Particulars of licences already held (Place and Date of Issue , Type of Licence, Number and Expiry Date )
Basis of application
Work experience
Whether yet examined for and obtained a medical certificate in accordance with the Civil Aviation Regulations
Whether you are able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language in accordance with the English language proficiency requirements of the Civil Aviation Regulations.
Endorsement of Knowledge test
Endorsement of Skill test
Declaration
Signature of Applicant
Date of Application

Need for the Document

In order to be granted authorization to issue certificates of release to service after maintenance on a Kenya registered aircraft, a person must hold a valid license issued by the Authority in accordance with the Civil Aviation (Personnel Licensing) Regulations.
A holder of an aircraft maintenance engineer license (AMEL) may perform or supervise the maintenance, preventive maintenance , or modification of, or after inspection, approve for return to service, any aircraft, airframe, aircraft engine, propeller, appliance, component, or part thereof.

Information which might help

A person who fails to renew his licence after the expiry period may do so within the next twelve months provided that he proves that he has been continuously engaged in practical work for the entire extended period. An acceptable statement from the applicant and employer, must be submitted to the Authority confirming that, the holder did not exercise the licence privileges during the period the licence had expired.
When the applicant has exercised the privileges of an expired licence the licence renewal will not be considered until the applicant and the employer have presented acceptable statements explaining the circumstances under which certification was made on an expired licence. All such certifications made when the licence had expired have been reported to the Authority and that they have been recertified by a holder of a valid License.
A person who does not apply for a renewal within the extended period as provided for above or fails to prove that he has continuously been engaged in practical work during that period will be required to sit for an exam before his licence is renewed.

Others

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) was established on 24th October 2002 by the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act, 2002 with the primary functions towards;
Regulation and oversight of Aviation Safety & Security;
Economic regulation of Air Services and development of Civil Aviation;
Provision of Air Navigation Services, and Training of Aviation personnel KCAA;
as guided by the provisions of the convention on international civil aviation, related ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), the Kenya Civil Aviation Act, 2013 and the civil aviation regulations.

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