Introduction to Certification of Foreign Approved Pilot Training Organisations (CERATO)

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ATO Certification

Course Subject: Introduction to Certification of Foreign Approved Pilot Training Organisations
Course Code: CERATO
Course Aim: To provide information and basic knowledge to those interested or involved in the certification of an EASA Approved Pilot Training Organisation based outside the territories of EASA Member States in accordance with European (EASA) Regulations.


Participant Academic Background: Good knowledge of English Language is required(at least at a level of Cambridge First Certificate in English or higher) as well as a general educational background of at least secondary education level although studies at university level are recommended. Participant's ability to analyze information and take decisions on the basis of available data will be very supportive for successful completion of these courses.
Participant Working Experience: Existing employees in an aviation organisation shall be better benefited from attendance in this course.
Approximate Number of Classroom Instruction Hours: 28
Approximate Number of Self - Study Hours: 40
Progress Monitoring: Through Tests and/or Assignments available at the e-Learning platform in English
Final Examination: Course Completion Examination available at the e-Learning platform in English
Course Duration: Approximately 7 days
Instruction Language: English
Brief Course Syllabus: The course includes both:
a) the procedures to be followed by the applicant when applying for an EASA ATO approval and how EASA will handle the initial investigation, continuation, change, limitation, suspension or revocation of the approval of the 
aforementioned organisation according to Aircrew Regulation (EU) 1178/2111 as amended,
b) guidance for the design of applicant’s organisation structure and the preparation of required manuals (Organisation’s Management Manual (OMM), Training Manual (TRM) and Operations Manual (OM)).
Topics of instruction & examination under this course include:
- Application to EASA for an ATO Part ORA approval
- Allocation of the investigation team by EASA
- Initial technical investigation (Documents and compliance declaration, Preparation of the investigation, On site investigation, Recommendation, Issuance of an approval Certificate)
- Time frame 
- Organisation structure
- Personnel Requirements
- Operational Requirements
- Documentation System (OMM, TRM,OM), structure, content and format in accordance with Part ORA.ATO requirements

Course participation fee includes:
- Trainer fees
- Training Materials (available at the e-Learning platform in English)
- Progress Tests & Assignments
- Internal Examination (Initial only)
- Issue of Certificate of Course Completion (in case of succesful completion of the course)

Training Location: Greece. In case of a different location additional course organisation fees apply, depending on number of participants and country of course implementation, to cover space and equipment rental, transportation, accommodation and living expenses of the lecturer and any taxes as per national regulations.

Additional Information: This course is oriented to individuals wishing to seek employment or already employed in different aviation bodies such as airlines, flight schools, maintenance organisations, airport authorities, etc. Completion of this course may significantly enhance participant’s employment prospects and/or career advancement as he/she will be able to demonstrate to his/her current or prospective employer familiarization with principles, methodologies and valuable information related to the specific subject. 
Successful completion of each Course requires a score of 80% or higher in Course Completion Examination based on multiple choice or open ended questions as well as problem solving of issues raised in the form of short case studies. A maximum number of 3 attempts is allowed (initial and 2 retakes). Subject to successful completion the participant is issued a Letter of Course Completion with reference to instructed and examined topics.