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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

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

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 examinations Closing date for applications
15 October 01 October
10 December 26 November


Date of examinations Closing date for applications
18 February 04 February
08 April 25 March
17 June 01 June
12 August 29 July
14 October 30 September
09 December 25 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.

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