To obtain an aircraft maintenance engineer licence in New Zealand, you must pass 10 theory exams and have at least five years practical aviation engineering experience.

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The following table details the examination requirements for each category of licence.

The table identifies the Advisory Circular (AC) containing the syllabus and other relevant material for each subject (column 1), the code number for each subject (column 2) and subject name (column 3).

AMEL basic examination requirements

Notes: – Please check which exams are required for various ratings



Prior to the issue of a pressurised aircraft type rating in Groups 5 or 6, a pass in Subject 5 is required.



Prior to the issue of category, either subjects 4 or 6 and either subjects 7 or 8 required, dependent upon the aspirations of the candidate. Candidates only need to take one each of the paired subjects.

All four subjects must be taken for all four rating specialities



Prior to the issue of a type rating in Group 2 a pass in subjects 12 and 13 is required



Prior to the issue of a rating in Group 2 or 3 a pass in subjects 12 and 14 is required



Prior to the issue of a rating in Groups 2, 3 or 4 a pass in subjects 12 and 15 is required

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