The following outlines the schedule for DMS implementation for all individual designee types.
In 2014, the FAA deployed DMS for the following AVS designees:
- Designated Airworthiness Representative – Manufacturing (DAR-F)
- Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative (DMIR)
In 2015, the FAA deployed DMS for the following AVS designees:
- Designated Aviation Medical Examiners (AME)
In 2018, the FAA will deploy DMS for the following AVS designees:
- Designated Airworthiness Representative – Maintenance (DAR-T)
- Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME)
- Designated Parachute Rigger Examiner (DPRE)
From late 2018 through 2019, the FAA will deploy DMS for the following AVS designees:
- Specialty Aircraft Examiner (SAE)
- Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)
- Deployment Schedule
Beginning in 2019 and going through 2020, the FAA will transition the remaining AVS designee types into DMS in the following order:
- Designated Engineering Representative (DER)
- Aircrew Program Designee (APD), Designated Flight Engineer Examiner (DFEE), Training Center Evaluator (TCE), Training Center Evaluator – Flight Engineer (TCE-FE), and Designated Aircraft Dispatcher Examiner (DADE)
***ALERT*** Until an individual designee type is deployed into DMS, designees should continue to use the existing policies and tools as defined by their AVS service or office.
As individual designee types approach deployment, the responsible service and/or office will reach out to existing designees with more detailed instructions, to include:
- Instructions for when and where to access DMS;
- Instructions and credentials (if needed) for logging into DMS;
- Additional actions required to support appointment as a designee within DMS.
As part of the transition into DMS, each designee will be assigned a unique nine-digit identification number known as the designee number. This new designee number will replace existing designee numbers and be used in documentation to identify the work and certifications completed when authorized by the Administrator.
After transition into DMS, designees will receive a new authorization document known as the Certificate Letter of Authority (CLOA). The CLOA contains the same or similar authorizations and limitations as current designee documentation. Upon deployment into DMS, designees will use the DMS tool for all actions related to their designation.
The FAA appreciates your continued support as a designee and of our transition to DMS. We look forward to working with you as DMS is deployed.