Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence

Application For Certificate Of Validation

The validation of licences granted by ICAO contracting States is in accordance with the provisions of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order, for the time being in force, and with the standard set out in paragraph 1.2 of Annex (Personnel Licencing) to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and is effected by the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority for the purpose of operating Bermuda registered aircraft.

An applicant applying for the issue or renewal of a Certificate of Validation of a Foreign AMEL to perform maintenance on Bermuda registered aircraft not operated for commercial air transport must be employed full-time by an aircraft owner / operator and should complete this form and forward it via E-mail to: licencing@bcaa.bm together with scanned certified  copies of the following supporting documentation:


Initial Application Requirements:

  1. Current aircraft maintenance engineer licence / certificate
  2. Evidence from the issuing State, verifying the validity of the submitted aircraft maintenance engineer Licence / Certificate (see Note 1 below)
  3. Evidence of recent experience of being engaged in aircraft maintenance activity relevant to the privileges of the licence for a total of at least six (6) months within the last twenty-four (24) months;
  4. Evidence of successful completion of type specific training associated with the rating applied for;
  5. If the type specific training was not completed within the last thirty-six (36) months of the date of application, evidence of type specific continuation training within the last thirty-six (36) months is required.


Renewal Application Requirements:

  1. Current aircraft maintenance engineer licence / certificate
  2. Evidence from the issuing State, verifying the validity of the submitted aircraft maintenance engineer Licence / Certificate (see Note 1 below)
  3. Evidence of recent experience of being engaged in aircraft maintenance activity relevant to the privileges of the licence for a total of at least six (6) months within the last twenty four (24) months.
  4. Evidence of type specific continuation training within the last thirty six (36) months.


NOTES:  Applicants should read these notes carefully before completing the application form.

Note 1 – All applicants for an initial / renewal granting of Certificate of Validation need to have the particulars of their licence verified by the appropriate section or department of the Aviation Authority that issued their licence.

Note 2 – Documents not in English must be accompanied by an official translation.

Note 3 – Incomplete applications, applications received without the required supporting documentation may not be processed.

Processing time

A Certificate of Validation will be issued as soon as possible following receipt of the application providing the information provided by the applicant is complete and correct. Note that this process may take up to five (5) working days.

What happens next?
  • A Licencing Officer will assess your application.
  • After checking that the application is in order, it will be processed and the Certificate of Validation issued and sent to the correspondence address.
  • We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application on hold whilst awaiting any additional documentation to be submitted.