Please note that, in the event of UK participation in EASA and mutual recognition of licences and certificates ceasing, some CAA website content and application forms may continue to carry the EASA logo or reference the EU or EASA rather than the UK CAA in the short term. These will be updated in due course following the outcome of the transition period negotiations on the long-term aviation relationship between the UK and the EU. In the meantime, the guidance provided and the application forms accessed via the CAA website portal will continue to be valid.
Radio operators providing:
You can apply for a Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence if you:
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
No medical certificate is required in order for the holder of an ROCC to operate an aeronautical radio station.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) appoints and authorises examiners to conduct written and practical radio-telephony examinations for the Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence (ROCC).
Examiners can assess candidates who require a ROCC to provide Air Ground Communication Service (AGCS) or Offshore Communications Service (OCS) depending on their authorisation. They can do this either independently or in conjunction with organisations providing training courses.
The CAA does not approve any training courses for the ROCC.
Please note - The CAA is introducing electronic examinations (e-Exams) to replace the paper-based system. This transition has commenced with Flight Crew Professional examinations for Aeroplane & Helicopter ATPL, CPL and IR.
If you are applying for the grant of an ROCC for the provision of an Air Ground Communications Service (AGCS), Offshore Communications Service (OCS), or Parachute please complete the appropriate sections of Form SRG 1413 Application for Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence.
NB: Section 5 of the SRG 1413 will need to be completed by the examiner who has conducted the written and practical examinations.
Once you have completed the SRG 1413 application form, this will need to be submitted via post (address below) with the appropriate supporting documents.
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