Revalidate a SEP Aeroplane Class Rating

How to re-validate a SEP Aeroplane Class Rating

Description


This class rating allows you to pilot Single Engine Piston Aeroplanes

Please note that if you hold an existing UK issued JAR Flight Crew licence that has not already been converted to a Part-FCL licence, then the conversion will take place as part of this application. This will require an additional application form/information will have to be submitted, and additional requirements may have to be met.  Please see our conversion information for more details.

Pre-Requisites


You must have:

 

  • a current and valid licence issued by the UK CAA
  • a current single engine piston rating or TMG rating on the licence.

To revalidate a rating you must:

  • within the 3 months before the rating's expiry date, pass a proficiency check in the relevant class in accordance with Appendix 9 to this Part with an examiner;
    or
  • within the 12 months before the expiry date of the rating, complete 12 hours of flight time in the relevant class, including:
    • 6 hours as PIC;
    • 12 take-offs and 12 landings; and
    • a training flight of at least 1 hour with a flight instructor (FI) or a class rating instructor (CRI).
      You are exempt from this flight if you have passed a class or type rating proficiency check or skill test in any other class or type of aeroplane within the 12 months before the expiry date.

If you hold both a single-engine piston aeroplane-land class rating and a TMG rating, you can complete the requirements in either class to re-validate both ratings.

You must also:

  • pass a proficiency check in accordance with Appendix 9 to Part-FCL.
    (Please ensure that your examiner has met the designation of examiner for skills test for initial issue of Licences, ratings and certificates and Briefing of Non UK examiners requirements, see information notice IN 2012/153 and IN 2012/156, if applicable)
  • have a current and valid Language Proficiency level acceptable to the UK CAA.

Your medical records must be held by the UK CAA and you must hold a current and valid PART MED medical certificate appropriate to your licence.

See also CAP 804 section 4, Part H, subpart 1 – FCL.740 and FCL.740.A.

Cost


  • £89 for the revalidation of a class rating onto a licence if being processed by the UK CAA.

Please note that additional fees may apply if this licensing action results in the conversion of your licence and a validity check of the ratings on a PART FCL licence. Please note no fee is payable if the UK CAA is receiving this for information purposes.

See the Scheme of charges hyperlink table 5 page 6 & 7 for more details.

An additional fee applies if you want your documents to be returned by secure courier.

Processing time (On receipt of all required information)


We endeavour to process applications in 10 working days from receipt of a fully completed application.

Validity period


  • The rating is valid for 2 years from the date when you pass the SEP skills test or proficiency check.
  • If you are revalidating the rating the proficiency check can be conducted within the three months immediately before the date that the rating expires.
  • If the proficiency check is completed more than three months immediately before the date that the rating expires, the validity period of the new rating will be 2 years from the date of the skills test or proficiency check..

Associated Rules, Regulations and Forms


You will need to provide


  • A fully completed Application form for the grant of a Class Rating (form SRG1119B)
  • A Copy of Part FCL medical certificate.
  • Payment
  • A Course Completion Certificate

If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation we will require a copy of the ATO’s PART ORA approval certificate and a copy of the examiners licence and examiner authorisation certificate and a copy of the current and valid examiner briefing certificate, issued by the UK CAA. 

How to apply


Once all of the requirements above have been met, please complete and submit the online application form.

What to expect


A desk based assessment from a Flight Crew Licensing Officer or Assistant.   Following an acceptable assessment your licence will be processed signed and despatched.   We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application pending whilst the additional requirements are met.

An assessment and refund fee may be charged if the UK CAA rejects your application for not meeting all of the requirements.   This will also be applied if you choose to cancel your application.

Contact us


fclweb@caa.co.uk

Licensing Department
CAA
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
Gatwick
RH6 0YR