Lockhaven wrote: but getting an examiner to certify it every year would make more sense if you are really that way inclined.
I slightly despair at what seems like a growing fetish for 'certification'. How in God's name would an examiner be able to certify that all the entries in a passing pilot's log book are correct? I certainly wouldn't do so if asked to, unless I was in the extraordinarily unlikely position of being able to vouch for each and every one of his flights.
As HoT I did have to certify that all of a student's log book entries were correct, but that was because in a closed environment such as an ATO one was able to cross-reference them all against the student's training records and, if necessary against the accounts. Even so, invariably there were mistakes that needed ironing out in one or the other before I was moderately happy to sign. And when you have a student in from another school with a training record you didn't supervise and can't easily verify it's a moot point as to how valid any such 'certification' can really be.
But qualified pilots breezing in to have their log books certified...? No way.