Procedure Design Certificate - Australian Government


You will need this certificate if you intend to operate as a certified flight procedure designer. Certified flight procedure designers design instrument approach and departure procedures, including:

  • the qualifications and training required for persons engaged in instrument flight procedure design
  • the procedures to be used by organisations in the conduct of design work
  • provisions for on-going maintenance of procedures.

A procedure design certificate certifies that the person is authorised to develop designs for terminal instrument flight procedures of a type covered by the certificate subject to any conditions set out in the certificate. All designs need to be approved by an authorised designer.

Service type


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Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you must:

  • provide a written statement specifying the types of terminal instrument flight procedure proposed to be covered by the procedure design certificate
  • provide a written statement setting out the name, qualifications and relevant experience of the individual who is proposed to be the chief designer of your organisation
  • provide a written statement setting out the qualifications and relevant experience of any other member of your personnel whose duties would include carrying on design work under the certificate
  • provide a copy of the operations manual under which you propose to design, or engage in design work on.




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Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 Australian Government

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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