An applicant for a knowledge test or a skill test shall have received any required endorsement as specified in this Part for the applicable licence, rating or authorisation to show that the applicant has met the training and/or experience requirements to take the knowledge or skill test.
An applicant for a knowledge or skill test shall receive written authorisation from the Authority to take, or retake, the test.
An applicant shall show proper identification in the form of a Government issued identification document at the time of application that contains the applicant’s:
Date of birth, which shows the applicant meets or will meet the age requirements and,
Actual residential address, if different from the applicant’s mailing address.
The Authority shall specify the minimum passing grades.
(e) An applicant shall, before attempting the skill test for a licence or rating:
Have passed the required knowledge test within the 24 calendar-month period preceding the month the applicant successfully completes the skill test; or
If an applicant for an ATPL, has passed the ATP knowledge test within a period of 7 years before successfully completing the ATP skill test, provided that the applicant is, and has been continuously, employed as a flight crewmember by a certificate holder under Part 9 at the time of the ATP skill test.
Retesting after failure of a test.
An applicant for a knowledge or skill test who fails that test may reapply to retake the test only after the applicant has received:
(i) The necessary training from an authorised instructor who has determined that the applicant is proficient to pass the test; and
(ii) An endorsement from an authorised instructor who gave the applicant the additional training.
An applicant for a flight instructor licence with an aeroplane category rating or, for a flight instructor licence with a glider category rating, who has failed the skill test due to deficiencies in instructional proficiency on stall awareness, spin entry, spins, or spin recovery shall—
(i) Comply with the requirements of paragraph (f)(1) (above)of this subsection before being retested;
(ii) Bring an aircraft to the retest that is of the appropriate aircraft category for the rating sought and is certified for spins; and
(iii) Demonstrate satisfactory instructional proficiency on stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery to an examiner during the retest.
Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority is the regulatory body for aviation in Nigeria. It became autonomous with the passing into law of the Civil Aviation Act 2006 by the National Assembly and assent of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Act not only empowers the Authority to regulate Aviation Safety without political interference, but also to carry out oversight functions of Airports,
Airspace, Meteorological Services, etc as well as economic regulations of the industry.