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 one of the following sites
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.
The initial medical examination, which must be carried out at one of the AeMCs above, takes half a day and includes:
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.