Air Ground Communication Service (AGCS)

Guidance on applying for a Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence (ROCC)

If you hold the following aeronautical qualifications you may apply directly for a Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence (ROCC) for the provision of an AGCS without having to take the written and practical radiotelephony examinations:

A Medical Certificate is not required to be held by a person acting as an AGCS Radio operator.


A written and practical radiotelephony examination will need to be taken before an application for an ROCC can be issued.

Applying for an ROCC

Applications for the grant of an ROCC should be made on form SRG 1413 Application for the Grant of an Air Ground Communication Service (AGCS) Radio Station Operator’s Certificate of Competence.


As from the 1 October 2012 the charge for the grant of an ROCC is £35.00.  This information can also be found in the CAA’s Scheme of Charges, ORS5 No. 269 Personnel Licensing

Further Information

CAP 452 Aeronautical Radio Station Operator's Guide is both a guide and reference document for persons who operate or wish to operate Aeronautical Radio Stations.

CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual is the prime source of information on radiotelephony procedures and phraseology for all Air Traffic Services and ACGS.