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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

Part-FCL privileges can be exercised by licence or certificate holders for up to 8 weeks from the date of successful completion of examination(s), while they are awaiting post-test endorsement of the licence or certificate.

Temporary certificates (TCs) are valid only for UK CAA Part-FCL licence holders and SFIs whose Competent Authority is the UK CAA. TCs are therefore not available for initial issue of licences and are not available to anyone whose licence or certificate is subject to any UK CAA licensing action, including the suspension or restriction of privileges where associated conditions have not been discharged.

TCs may be valid, for a maximum period of 8 weeks, from the date of successful completion of the Part-FCL requirements for the issue of the rating or certificate, on the following aircraft categories: aeroplanes; helicopters; balloons; sailplanes; or airships.

Licence holders wishing to exercise temporary licence privileges must carry a valid Form SRG1100 - Temporary Certificate of Licence Privileges for Ratings or Certificates.

Where temporary certificates (TCs) may apply


  • Class – Single Engine and/or Multi Engine (Land and/or Sea)
  • Type - Single Pilot and/or Multi Pilot
  • Instrument (IR)
  • Mountain
  • En-route Instrument (EIR)
  • Sailplane Cloud


  • Flight Instructor (FI)
  • Class Rating Instructor (CRI)
  • Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI)
  • Type Rating Instructor (TRI)
  • Synthetic Flight Instructor (SFI)

TCs (Form SRG1100 - Temporary Certificate of Licence Privileges for Ratings or Certificates) can only be issued and signed by holders of valid Part-FCL Examiner Certificates, who are qualified to conduct the relevant Skill Test, Proficiency Check, or Assessment of Competence.

An issuing examiner is responsible for ensuring that an applicant

  • has met all training, testing and regulatory requirements for the Part-FCL Rating or Certificate applied for,
  • is not seeking a TC in relation to initial issue of a licence


  • is not subject to any CAA licensing action, including the suspension or restriction of privileges

Examiners must bear in mind that issue of TCs is not mandatory and that, even where criteria for issue have been satisfied, they retain final discretion over whether to issue to a particular individual. Any TC issued contrary to these criteria will be invalid, and any examiner involved in such issue may themselves be investigated and subject to enforcement action, depending on the circumstances.

Validity of temporary certificates

The 8 week validity period begins on the day that the associated flight test, ZFTT or Base Training, as applicable, have been successfully completed, not on the date of application, and it may not be extended.

Applications for ratings or certificates should therefore be submitted promptly, well within the Temporary Certificate’s 8 week validity period, to avoid the risk of TC expiry before endorsement of the rating or certificate sought on the applicant’s licence.

If any application requirements are found not to have been met on processing, previously issued TCs will be suspended, and the main application may be rejected.

Requirements for using a temporary certificate

Pilots wishing to use a TC must:

  • carry a signed TC (SRG1100) when using the associated privilege;
  • hold a valid UK Part-MED medical certificate appropriate to the licence/privilege being exercised, except when exercising SFI privileges under a TC;
  • carry evidence that any additional UK Part-FCL requirements are met. Examples include the need to show that line flying under supervision (LIFUS) has been started within 21 days of the examination date, when operating under a zero flight time training (ZFTT) Type Rating TC;
  • Ensure that the original Form SRG1100 and any copies bear the examiner’s signature. No photocopied signatures are permitted.

Completing the form

The Temporary Certificate Form SRG1100 - Temporary Certificate of Licence Privileges for Ratings or Certificates may be completed digitally before printing (preferable method), or may be printed and completed manually.

Any post-TC further aircraft training requirement must be noted in the “Additional Privileges/Restrictions/Remarks” section of the SRG1100 Form, with the remark “Aircraft training to be completed”. When exercising newly obtained privileges in an aircraft on the strength of a TC, pilots must carry evidence of completion of any other prior aircraft training requirement. for example, Form SRG1112 must be carried to prove that aircraft take-off and landing (base) training has also been completed satisfactorily. The validity of the SRG1100 shall be for period of 8 weeks from completion of the Base Training and the validity date shall be completed by the ATO.

Further information

ORO.FC.220(e) requires ZFTT graduates to commence LIFUS within 21 days of completing their training course. The approved ZFTT-partnering AOC is responsible for ensuring that this occurs. The validity of the SRG1100 shall be for period of 8 weeks from completion of the ZFTT course and the validity date shall be completed by the ATO.

Contact us

If you are an examiner and require further guidance, please submit your question by writing to examiners@caa.co.uk (preferred) or call us on 0330 022 1972 between the hours of 08:30 and 16:30 Monday to Friday.

For any flight crew queries, please contact fclweb@caa.co.uk.