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The written examinations in 'Navigation', 'Meteorology', ‘Air Law and Licensing Policy’ and 'FISO Procedures’ last 30 minutes each. The pass mark is 75%.

Permitted equipment

  • Candidates are not allowed any type of calculator in the examinations, this includes mobile phones, smart watches and the CRP-1 for the navigation exam.
  • Candidates are to use only a blue or black pen for completion of the answer sheet.
  • Dictionaries are not permitted.

Syllabus and more information

Further information about the examinations and the syllabus is available in:

  • CAP 1032 - Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer Licensing.

Applications to undertake the written examinations should be made on form:

  • SRG 1414 Flight Information Service Officer’s Licence Application

The closing date for applications is 15 clear working days before the date of the examination.

Examination timetable


Date of exam

Closing date of applications:

8 December

24 November


Date of exam

Closing date of applications:

9 February

26 January

5 April

22 March

7 June

24 May

2 August

19 July

4 October

20 September

13 December

29 November


Examinations are held at Gatwick - CAA, Aviation House, RH6 0YR.

Please Note

If you are sitting all four examination papers, you will be presented with one paper at a time.

All candidates are required to be at the venue and available to be called through for the examination session, no later than 20 minutes prior to the start time.


The charges for FISO examinations can be found in the CAA’s Scheme of Charges, ORS5 (Personnel Licensing).

Please note - The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), as the Competent Authority for Examinations is in the process of introducing electronic examinations (e-Exams) to replace the paper-based system.

This transition has begun with Flight Crew Professional examinations for Aeroplane & Helicopter ATPL, CPL and IR.