• Guidance on requirements and how to apply

    This page contains the night rating issue requirements and the guidance on how to apply for a night rating using an online application form.

    Full details of what to include with your application are set out below.

    Please note that attaching correctly certified documents will enable us to issue your licence more efficiently, with lower risk of errors or rejections with subsequent delays to your application. 

    What is a night rating?

    A night rating allows a pilot to fly at night exercising visual flight rules (VFR).

    The night rating is non-expiring (it has lifetime validity).


    An applicant for a night rating shall have completed at least two instruction flights at night of at least one hour each.

    The completion of the night rating training shall be entered in the logbook and signed by the FI(B) who is responsible for the training.

    Information on the medical requirements can be found in MED.A.030. All LAPL holders need to comply with MED.030/AMC14 MED.B.095. 


    How to apply

    To apply for a night rating to be added to your licence please complete the online form SRG1126

    What documents to submit

    When applying for a night rating online, you will be asked to upload the following documents:

    • A certified copy of your licence, including the certificate of revalidation pages
    • A certified copy of your logbook pages showing your night flying experience
    • A copy of your medical certificate
    • A copy of your night rating course completion certificate CAA5017

    Please note: we will not be able to assess your application unless the uploaded documents will be correctly certified. 
    How to get copies of your documents certified

    The Fee

    A payment is required before you are able to submit the application form. The fee for the issued of a night rating is £127.

    An additional fee will be charged if you wish for your licence to be returned by a courier service.

    Please visit our licence fees and costs section for more information.