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Holding a type rating allows you to act as pilot on the type of aeroplane specified in the rating. You must hold a PPL (A), CPL(A) or ATPL(A) licence and have completed the relevant training and testing as defined in CAP804. Section 4 Part H subpart 1.


You must:

  • Have a current and valid licence;
  • Have a current Multi Pilot Type rating on the licence;
  • Pass a proficiency check in accordance with Appendix 9 to Part-FCL in the relevant type of aeroplane or an FSTD representing that type, within the 3 months immediately preceding the expiry date of the rating; and
  • Complete during the period of validity of the rating, at least*:
    • 1. 10 route sectors as pilot of the relevant type of aeroplane; or
    • 2. route sector as pilot of the relevant type of aeroplane or FFS, flown with an examiner. This route sector may be flown during the proficiency check.

A pilot working for a commercial air transport operator approved in accordance with the applicable air operations requirements who has passed the operators proficiency check combined with the proficiency check for the revalidation of the type rating shall be exempted from complying with the requirement.

The revalidation of an IR(A), if held, may be combined with a proficiency check for the revalidation of a type rating.

Additional requirements

Please ensure that your examiner has met the designation of examiner for skills test for initial issue of Licences, ratings and certificates and Briefing of Non UK examiners requirements, as detailed in information notice IN 2015/050 and IN 2014/110, if applicable.

  • Your medical records must be held by the UK CAA and you must hold a current and valid PART MED medical certificate appropriate to the level of licence held;
  • A current and valid Language Proficiency level acceptable to the UK CAA.

Please refer to CAP 804 section 4, Part H, subpart 2.

How to apply

If your licence has been signed up in the field, there is no need to make an application. However, you must ensure that your examiner emails the paperwork to licenceapplications@caa.co.uk, so this can be stored on your file.

If your examiner has not endorsed your licence, you will need to submit online form and upload the following:

  • Examiner report form SRG2199
  • A copy of your Examiner's licence, medical and authorisation (only if you used a non-UK examiner for the proficiency check)
  • A certified copy of your licence

Guidance on documentation

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


See our licence fees and costs section.

Please note additional fees will apply if your licence needs to be converted as part of this application. The conversion process will also require ratings on a PART FCL licence to be checked for validity.

An additional fee applies if you want your documents to be returned by secure courier. More information about our secure courier service.

Associated Rules, Regulations and Forms

What to expect

A desk based assessment from a Flight Crew Licensing Officer or Assistant. Following an acceptable assessment your licence will be processed signed and despatched. We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application pending whilst the additional requirements are met.

Contact us

Email: fclweb@caa.co.uk

Phone 0330 022 1972 (Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30)

Licensing Department  
Shared Services
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex RH6 0YR


All relevant European regulations such as Part- ARO, ORO, CAT, SPA, NCC, NCO, MED are available on the link shown below.

For Flight Crew Regulations please refer to the consolidated version Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011.

For other regulations such as Part-ORO, Part-ORA, please check the Air Operations regulations.

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