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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.


Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence Examiners may only conduct written and practical assessments for the issue of the Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence (ROCC) in the category approved on the issued examiner’s authorisation.

The ROCC Examiners authorisation is not transferrable or interchangeable between ROCC categories. Each ROCC category is separate, and a specific ROCC Examiners authorisation must be held for each ROCC category required.

Application Requirements

To become a CAA Authorised ROCC Examiner you need to have:

  • held a Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence (Air Ground or Offshore) for at least 3 years
  • been operational at either an Air Ground Unit or an Off Shore Unit for the preceding 2 years
    (This is required to enable Examiners to draw on relevant experience to create the scenarios for the practical element of the examination)
  • The requirements to have held a ROCC for 3 years and to have been operational at a Unit for the preceding 2 years, maybe reduced at the discretion of the CAA.

If you hold an Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCO) or a Flight Information Service Officers (FISO) licence, you may be considered for authorisation as an AGCS ROCC Examiner, (with a reduction to the operational requirement period), provided current Unit Endorsements and Validations, as appropriate, are held. This is considered on a case by case basis and dependant on the number of current operational examiners and location.

If you’re an ATCO or FISO who does not hold an ROCC, you will need to obtain one before being considered for authorisation. Application for an ROCC is made to the CAA on form SRG 1413.

There is no CAA application form for applying to become a CAA Authorised ROCC Examiner.

What to include

You need to include:

  • a letter confirming operational experience over the previous 2 years, is required from the airport manager/operator.
  • a short CV highlighting relevant experience
  • two references and their ROCC certificate number
  • ATCOs and FISOs should include their licence number

How to apply

You need to send your application via email to the CAA Licensing Referrals Officer at ATS.Enquiries@caa.co.uk.

Application to become a CAA Authorised ROCC Examiner for a ‘Parachute ROCC’ is devolved to the British Parachute Association (BPA) and application should be made direct to the BPA.