Radio Operator's Certificate Examinations

Guidance on the exams required for a Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence

The CAA appoints and authorises examiners to conduct written and practical radiotelephony examinations for the issuance of a Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence (ROCC).  Examiners can examine candidates who require an ROCC to provide Air Ground Communication Service (AGCS) or Offshore Communications Service (OCS) depending on their authorisation from the CAA.   They can do this either independently or in conjunction with organisations providing training courses.

The CAA, however, does not approve any training courses for the ROCC or any organisations or persons that may provide training courses.

If you are applying for the grant of an ROCC to provide an AGCS, you will need to contact an examiner authorised to conduct the AGCS practical and written examinations.

If you are applying for the grant of an ROCC for the provision of an OCS, you will need to contact an examiner authorised to conduct the OCS practical and written examinations.

Please note -  The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), as the Competent Authority for Examinations is in the process of introducing electronic examinations (e-Exams) to replace the paper-based system.  This transition has commenced with Flight Crew Professional examinations for Aeroplane & Helicopter ATPL, CPL and IR. 

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