• Licence Endorsements

    On-the-job training instructor (OJTI), Synthetic training device instructor (STDI) and Assessor licence endorsements may be used in association with any of the licence holder’s valid ratings. Requirements and guidance associated with these license endorsements can be found in:

    The application for the issue, revalidation or renewal of an OJTI, STDI or Assessor endorsement can be made on CAA Form SRG 1415.

    Validity

    Unit endorsements are valid for 12 months unless otherwise authorised by the CAA.

    OJTI, STDI and Assessor endorsements are valid for 36 months.

    If expired, your OJTI, STDI or Assessor endorsement will not appear on your licence, but it is kept on record and will be added to your licence again after successful renewal.

  • Requirements

    To be granted an OJTI endorsement you must:

    • Hold an air traffic controller licence with a valid unit endorsement
    • Have exercised the privileges of an ATCO licence for a period of at least two years immediately preceding the application. This period can be shortened to not less than one year by the CAA when requested by the training organisation
    • Within the year preceding the application, have successfully completed an approved OJTI course

    To be granted an Assessor endorsement you must:

    • have exercised the privileges of an ATCO licence for at least two years, and within the year preceding the application have successfully completed an Assessor course;
    • within the year preceding the application, have successfully completed an approved Assessor course.

    To be granted an STDI endorsement you must:

    • have exercised the privileges of an ATCO licence in any rating for at least two years;
    • within the year preceding the application have successfully completed an approved STDI course.

    If I have an assessor endorsement do I need to have completed an evaluator course?

    An assessor endorsement only entitles the licence holder to conduct assessments in accordance with ATCO.C.045. The evaluator/verifier system for a Unit Training Plan is a UK-specific system which permits an OJTI who has successfully completed an evaluator course to make judgements as to whether a trainee can progress on the Unit Endorsement Course. This should ensure independence of the Unit Endorsement Course from the final assessment to gain the Unit Endorsement.

    Further reading

    • SRG 1411 for the grant of an ATCO licence, rating, rating endorsement, unit endorsement, renewal of unit endorsement or English language proficiency endorsement.
    • SRG 1415 for the issue, revalidation or renewal of an OJTI, STDI or Assessor ATCO licence endorsement.
    • SRG 1416 for the revalidation of an ATCO unit endorsement.
    • CAP 1251 'Air Traffic Controllers - Licensing' for information on the requirements and guidance associated with ATCO Licensing.

    What do I need to include with my application?

    How do I apply?

    Assessor

    If you are applying for the issue of an Assessor endorsement:

    • Sections 1, 2, 3 and 7 of SRG 1415 (Issue, Revalidation or Renewal of an Assessor, STDI or OJTI ATCO Licence Endorsements) should be completed - ensure that you complete section 3 in full.
    • Please also ensure that the declaration is signed by the appropriate unit representative.

    OJTI

    If you are applying for the issue of an OJTI endorsement, sections 1, 2, 4 and 7 of SRG 1415 should be completed.

    To renew or revalidate either of the above endorsements:

    • Complete SRG 1415 using Section 5 for the Assessor or section 6 for the OJTI /STDI endorsement.
    • Please ensure that the declaration is signed by the appropriate unit representative.

    What happens next?

    • A Licensing Assistant or Officer will assess your application.
    • After checking that the application is in order, the application will then be processed and the licence issued, signed and dispatched to the correspondence address.
    • We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application pending awaiting any additional documentation to be submitted.

    A refund fee may be charged if the application is found not to be in order and results in the rejection of your application. This will also be applied if you choose to cancel your application.