Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) in Canada Requirement – 2021

Aircraft maintenance engineers (AME) for Canada are issued by Transport Canada to certify the performance of maintenance. Before applying for this license, applicants take basic training, get experience and write exams.

Aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) license Requirements

Before getting licensed as an AME , you must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Complete a Transport Canada-approved basic training program (or one that is acceptable to Transport Canada)
  • Get the total amount of applicable civil aviation maintenance experience
  • Gain skills by doing a number of specific maintenance tasks
  • Successfully complete the technical (if required) and regulatory exams
  • Submit an application with the correct form and all other required documentation

Basic Training programs

The first step in becoming an AME is to do a basic training program.

  • Find a list of Transport Canada-approved/acceptable basic training organizations (currently active)
  • Learn more about approved training organizations

Transport Canada must review and accept any other AME basic training programs.
We set out the topics that students learn in approved AME training programs. We also have samples of basic training curriculum for:

  • maintenance (“M” rating)
  • avionics (“E” rating)
  • structures (“S” rating)

Study and reference guide – for exams

Transport Canada publishes the Study and Reference Guide – Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Technical Examinations – TP 14038E. If you are planning to take an AME exam, read this guide to find:

Study ame with Sunsea Aviation
Study AME with Sunsea Aviation
  • exam formats
  • sample topics for maintenance (“M”), avionics (“E”), and structures (“S”) exams
  • a list of more study resources

Maintenance task skill requirement


Part of the aircraft maintenance engineer application is providing proof that you have performed maintenance tasks. You must keep records to show you have done specific tasks that are important for the issuance of an AME license.

There is no formal log book. However, you can use the following documents to record the tasks you have completed for the skill requirement:

  • “M1 or M2” rating maintenance task record
  • “E” rating maintenance task record
  • “S” rating maintenance task record
  • “Balloon” rating maintenance task record

Maintenance of the following aircraft does not qualify for experience credit
ultra-light

  • advanced ultra-light
  • amateur-built
  • owner-maintained

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