Unlike JAR licences, EASA Part-FCL licences do not expire. With the 2012 amendment to the Air Navigation Order all UK licences will also be non-expiring. The validity of the licence will depend upon the holder having a valid medical certificate appropriate to the licence. The use of the licence privileges will depend upon the ratings in the licence and their currency.
Ratings on EASA Part-FCL licences are revalidated or renewed according to the requirements set out in Part-FCL. Ratings on UK licences that are the same as EASA ratings are subject to the Part-FCL revalidation/renewal requirements. The renewal/revalidation requirements for national ratings remain as currently and as notified by the CAA in the Air Navigation Order and CAP 804.