• You need to hold a valid ATPL,CPL or PPL with valid medical and current rating and meet the prerequisites and experience requirements for the rating issue under Part-FCL.

    You must also be able to legally fly using that rating.

    • Partial credit towards the flying credit may be available if you hold or held an Instrument Rating.

    If you wish to convert your IR (A) it must be current and valid unless you are converting via the competency based modular training route (CBIR) where the requirements differ depending on the validity of your ICAO IR.

    • You must complete Part-FCL IR(A) theoretical knowledge instruction as determined by the Head of Training of an approved training provider and pass all Part-FCL theoretical knowledge examinations at IR level. 

    If you who wish to attempt the ATPL(A) examinations must undertake an approved ATPL(A) Modular theoretical knowledge course as set out in Part-FCL Appendix 3(B) and pass all Part-FCL ATPL(A) examinations

    If you are not following the CBIR route you must:

    • Complete a minimum of 15 hours instrument time under instruction 
      (including recommendation for test in accordance with the approved procedures of the ATO)

    Of which: 

    • 5 hours may be in a FNPT I 
      or 
    • 10 hours in a FNPT II or Full Flight Simulator.

    Holders of an ICAO IR obtained in a single engine aeroplane seeking a Part-FCL multi engine IR(A) must attend an approved IR(A) training provider. 

    In addition to the training completed for the single engine IR you must also meet the Part-FCL requirements for a multi engine Class Rating and the Part-FCL SE(IR) to ME(IR) training course requirements of Part-FCL Appendix 6, (A)(9) as shown below:

    • complete a course at an ATO comprising at least 5 hours instruction in instrument flying in multi-engine aeroplanes, of which 3 hours may be in an FFS or FNPT II.

    Pass the Part-FCL IR(A) Skill Test in a SE or ME aeroplane, as applicable.


    You need to hold a valid ATPL,CPL or PPL with valid medical and current rating and meet the prerequisites and experience requirements for the rating issue under Part-FCL.

    You must also be able to legally fly using that rating

    • You must complete Part-FCL IR(H) theoretical knowledge instruction as determined by the Head of Training of an approved training provider and pass all Part-FCL theoretical knowledge examinations at IR level. 

    If you who wish to attempt the ATPL(H) examinations must undertake an approved ATPL(H) Modular theoretical knowledge course as set out in Part-FCL Appendix 3(H) and pass all Part-FCL ATPL(H) examinations with IR examinations.

    Complete a minimum of 15 hours instrument time under instruction including recommendation for test in accordance with the approved procedures of the ATO, of which 5 hours may be in a FNPT I or 10 hours in a FNPT II or higher qualified device.

    Holders of a current and valid IR(H) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1, but with privileges obtained on single-engine helicopters only, seeking a Part-FCL-FCL ME IR(H) will be required to attend an approved IR(H) training provider. In addition to the  15 hours instrument time under instruction training, an applicant must comply with the Part-FCL requirements for an ME Type Rating and the Part-FCL SE(IR) to ME(IR) training course requirements of FCL.630.H.

  • Documentation required

    • Form SRG 2199 for aeroplane ratings
    • From SRG1161
    • Form SRG 1107 / 1119D or the course completion certificate provided by the ATO
    • Form SRG 2131 for aeroplanes
    • Form  SRG2135 for helicopters
    • Form SRG 2142 for applicants claiming credits from holding an ICAO licence, for initial issue, revalidation or renewal


    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non-UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must send copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk


    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will also need to send us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence and validating medical certificate;
      or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner
    • original logbooks or electronic logbooks 
    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.
      If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.
  • Related Information

    Please ensure that your training provider is approved to conduct the training that you are undertaking.

    We strongly recommend you check that your instructor and examiner hold the relevant privileges to conduct the training and any flight test, examination or assessment of competence that is being carried out.

    How to find a UK examiner or UK approved school

    EASA ratings list and flight simulators