Information on the medical requirements for a licensed Air Traffic Controller.
Anyone wishing to become an Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO) will need to obtain a European Class 3 medical certificate as part of the licensing requirements. The initial medical examination must be carried out at either the UK CAA Aeromedical Centre (AeMC) or NATS, Swanwick, Hampshire.
Any UK Class 1 medical certificates issued to ATCOs prior to 1 September 2009 will be valid until the expiry date on the certificate. Thereafter, these ATCOs shall undertake medical examinations to European Class 3 renewal/revalidation standards.
Requirements for European Class 3 Medical Certification (Eurocontrol)
The minimum age for the initial issue of a European Class 3 Medical Certificate is 17.
Please see our Scheme of Charges
NATS will have their own charging scheme
For examinations at the CAA - payment can be made by credit / debit card at the time of booking
NATS will have their own payment methods
A medical certificate is issued on the same day if all required standards are met.
Summary of requirements for keeping your European Class 3 (ATCO) certificate valid.
Contacting the CAA
Gatwick Airport South Area
West Sussex RH6 0YR
Telephone: 01293 573700
When emailing the Medical Department, please be advised that if your enquiry requires a response that includes personal medical information, we will have to send this to you by post.
Therefore, please could you ensure that you include:
Currently we are unable to send information including personal and medical information via email.