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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.

Online application form SRG2159 can be used to apply for the initial issue, renewal, revalidation or variation of the following instructor certificates:

  • Class rating instructor (CRI)
  • Flight instructor (FI)
  • Flight test instructor (FTI)
  • Instrument rating instructor (IRI)
  • Mountain rating instructor (MI)
  • Multi-crew co-operation instructor (MCCI)
  • Synthetic flight instructor (SFI)
  • Synthetic training instructor (STI)
  • Type rating instructor (TRI)

You can also use this application if you wish to apply for an instructor certificate on the basis of an ICAO instructor certificate or based on military experience.

Documentation required

The sections below have been put together to provide applicants with guidance on the documents they may be asked to upload as part of their online application.

Please note that SRG2159 is a dynamic form, so the information requested will change depending on the selections you make.

For questions relating to paperwork, such as how to obtain certified copies of documents or how to submit logbooks, please refer to guidance on documentation.

Class rating instructor (CRI)

Initial Issue

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • A certified copy of your logbook pages
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)
Close Initial Issue

Revalidation

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report (if you completed an AOC)
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if you completed an AOC and the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
Close Revalidation

Renewal

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).
Close Renewal

Variation

FCL.905.CRI(a)Aerobatic/Banner Towing/Glider Towing

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)

FCL.905.CRI(b) Extension to a certain class or type

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)

FCL.905.CRI (ba) Flying multi-pilot operations on a single pilot

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A certified copy of logbook pages (if you do not already hold a TRI, or you were providing instruction for this privilege before 11 November 2019)
  • MCCI training course certificate (if you do not already hold a TRI)

FCL.905.CRI (c) SE to ME

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • A certified copy of your logbook pages
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).

FCL.945 Obligation for Instructors 

  • A certified copy of your licence
Close Variation

Flight instructor (FI)

Initial Issue of FI (A/H/As)

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • A certified copy of your logbook pages
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)

FCL.900C Issue

  • A certified copy of your logbook pages
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).
Close Initial Issue of FI (A/H/As)

Revalidation (FI or FCL.900C)

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report (if you completed an AOC)
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if you completed an AOC and the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
Close Revalidation (FI or FCL.900C)

Renewal (FI or FCL.900C)

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).
Close Renewal (FI or FCL.900C)

Variation

When applying for an FI Variation (to remove a restriction or extend your instructing privileges), you will be asked for different documents depending on the privileges you wish to add.

FCL.905.FI (c) Flying multi-pilot operations on a single pilot

  • A certified copy of your licence

FCL.905.FI(e) CPL

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A certified copy of your logbook pages

FCL.905.FI(f) Night

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A certified copy of your logbook pages
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)

FCL.905.FI(g) Aerobatic/Banner Towing/Glider Towing

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)

FCL.905.FI(h) IR/IR(R)

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • A certified copy of your logbook pages
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)

FCL.905.FI(i) SPA ME

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).

FCL.905.FI(j) FI, IRI, CRI, STI or MI

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).

FCL.905(k)(1)(2) MPL

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).

FCL.910.FI Removal of Supervisory Restriction

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A certified copy of your logbook pages
  • Record of supervised solo flights or air exercises (SRG1133R)

FCL.945 Obligations for Instructors

  • A certified copy of your licence

Removal of LAPL restrictions

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Evidence of theoretical exam results and CAA5004 (only if exams not sat with the UK CAA)
Close Variation

Flight test instructor (FTI)

Initial Issue

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)
Close Initial Issue

Revalidation

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent), if completed refresher training
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if completed refresher training and the ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)
Close Revalidation

Renewal

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)
Close Renewal

Instrument rating instructor (IRI)

Initial issue

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).
Close Initial issue

Revalidation

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report, if completed an AOC
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if completed an AOC and the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA)
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent), if completed refresher training
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if completed refresher training and the ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)
Close Revalidation

Renewal

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA)
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).
Close Renewal

Mountain rating instructor (MI)

Initial issue

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A certified copy of your logbook pages
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
Close Initial issue

Multi-crew co-operation instructor (MCCI)

Initial Issue, Revalidation, Renewal & Variation

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
Close Initial Issue, Revalidation, Renewal & Variation

Synthetic flight instructor (SFI)

Initial Issue

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • Evidence of proficiency check (SRG2199 (aeroplane) or SRG2138 (helicopter) or a copy of Part-FCL licence)
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).
Close Initial Issue

Revalidation

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report, if completed an AOC
  • Evidence of proficiency check (SRG2199 (aeroplane) or SRG2138 (helicopter) or a copy of Part-FCL licence)
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent), if refresher training completed
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if completed refresher training and the ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)  
Close Revalidation

Renewal

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • Evidence of proficiency check (SRG2199 (aeroplane) or SRG2138 (helicopter) or a copy of Part-FCL licence)
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical, if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA.
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).
Close Renewal

Variation

When applying for an SFI Variation (to remove a restriction or extend your instructing privileges), you will be asked for different documents depending on the privileges you wish to add.

FCL.905.SFI (b) (SPHPA) SP to MP

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Evidence of proficiency check (SRG2199 (aeroplane) or SRG2138 (helicopter) or a copy of Part-FCL licence)
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent), if you do not already hold a TRI (A) MP

FCL.910.SFI (add additional type)

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report, if instruction was part of an AOC
  • Evidence of proficiency check (SRG2199 (aeroplane) or SRG2138 (helicopter) or a copy of Part-FCL licence)
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical, if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA.
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
Close Variation

Synthetic training instructor (STI)

Initial issue

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Evidence of proficiency check
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Evidence of flight instruction
Close Initial issue

Revalidation

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Evidence of proficiency check
  • Evidence of flight instruction
Close Revalidation

Renewal

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Evidence of proficiency check
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Evidence of flight instruction
Close Renewal

Variation

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Evidence of proficiency check
  • Evidence of flight instruction
  • Evidence of completing the FSTD content of the CRI or TRI course on the specific class or type of aircraft
Close Variation

Type rating instructor (TRI)

Initial issue

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).
Close Initial issue

Revalidation

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report, if completed an AOC
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if completed an AOC and the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent), if refresher training completed
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if completed refresher training and the ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)  
Close Revalidation

Renewal

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical, if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA.
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if ATO is not approved by the UK CAA).
Close Renewal

Variation

When applying for a TRI Variation (to remove a restriction or extend your instructing privileges), you will be asked for different documents depending on the privileges you wish to add.

FCL.905.TRI (2)

  • A certified copy of your licence

FCL.905 TRI (3) (SPHPA) SP to MP

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)

FCL.910.TRI(a) FSTD

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report, if completed an AOC
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if completed an AOC and the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA)
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent), if followed Instructor operator station (IOS) route
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if followed Instructor operator station (IOS) route and the ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)  

FCL.910.TRI(a)(1) Line Flying (LIFUS)

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if the ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)  

FCL.910.TRI (a)(2) Aircraft Take-offs and Landings only

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if the ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)  

FCL.910.TRI(b) Aircraft

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if the ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)  

FCL.910.TRI (b)/(c) (additional type)

  • A certified copy of your licence
  • A copy of the Assessment of Competence Examiners Report
  • A copy of the non-UK Examiner's licence, examiner authorisation and medical (if the Examiner is not approved by the UK CAA).
  • Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate (CAA5018 or ATO equivalent)
  • A copy of the non-UK ATO approval (if the ATO is not approved by the UK CAA)

FCL.910(c)(2) TRI SPH to MPH

  • A certified copy of your licence
Close Variation

CAA5018 – Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate 

Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate CAA5018 covers various instructing privileges. You are only required to complete and print off the pages relevant to your application.

Accepted document upload formats

The required documents can be uploaded in any of the following file formats:

  • Word document
  • PDF
  • Image file (jpg, png, tiff)
  • ZIP file (.zip)

The maximum file size per document uploaded is 5MB, with the exception of logbooks which can be up to 25MB.

Where multiple pages of documents are required to be uploaded together, they must be uploaded in one file.  You can do this by scanning all of the pages into one PDF document. You can also get applications on your smart phone/device that allow you to combine multiples images into one file. Alternatively, you can move all of the documents into a ZIP folder, and upload the ZIP file.

Accepted date formats

When filling in the online application, you will be required to enter dates, such as the date of your Assessment of Competence. You can use the date picker tool or you can type the date in manually. When typing the date, please note that the accepted date format is dd/mm/yyyy (e.g 01/09/2022).

Navigating the online form

When completing the online form, do not use your internet browser back button, as it will restart the form and lose any unsaved data. Instead, please use the "Continue" and "Back" buttons at the bottom of the form.

Saving an online application

You can save your online application part way through and come back to it later. Your draft application will be saved for 30 days.

To save your application, click on the save icon along the top bar of the application window.

You will be asked to create a 6-digit PIN number to save the form. The PIN will be required when you want to retrieve your partly completed form.

You will then be asked to enter your email address, so an email with a link can be sent to you.

When you are ready to continue with your application, click on the link in the email you received. You will need to enter the reference code from the email and the PIN you created. This will open your part-completed application form. The form will open on the first page but all of the information you entered will be there. To continue where you left off, you can skip along to the relevant section by clicking on the headers at the top of the form.

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