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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person

  1. To obtain your Air Traffic Controller License, one has to fully complete and submit the prescribed application form.
  2. This form can be obtained by visiting the Personnel Licensing (PEL) Offices of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority’s - UCAA Offices
  3. After filling the application documents you are required to submit them to the Authority’s Personnel Licensing (PEL) offices.
  4. You are required to submit the Air Traffic Controllers License application form O-PEL-100 with all the required documents for you to get approval to make payments for the prescribed application fees. These documents include:-
    • A current Class 3 medical certificate;
    • A knowledge test report given after passing the Rating Board;
    • An Authorized Training Organization Certificate certifying that the applicant has received and passed an approved training course in air traffic control;
    • Two current passport size photographs (full face);
    • A photo identification card or Passport.
  5. The receiving officers will check for discrepancies or ineligibility in the application documents. If a discrepancy that cannot be immediately corrected exists in any of the documents, the application and all the submitted documents will be returned to the applicant and should not be re-submitted until the discrepancy has been rectified corrected.
  6. If the receiving officers is satisfied that all the requirements have been met for the issue of a Licence and the prescribed application form has been completed and presented in the Personnel Licensing (PEL) Office, the applicant will be advised to pay the prescribed application fees, after which the Licence will be issued.
  7. You are also to proceed to pay the prescribed application fees and submit the payment receipt to together with the application documents.
    • An application fee is charged for the issuance of the license.
  8. A processing time of 7 days is needed to complete the processing of the Air Traffic Controllers License application, after which you will be contacted through a phone call to collect your new license at the UCAA’s Personnel Licensing offices.
  9. You will be required to carry your identification documents when collecting your new license.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • A current Class 3 medical certificate.
  • A knowledge test report.
  • A photo identification card or Passport.
  • Aeronautical experience and skill requirements for air traffic controller ratings.
  • An ATO Certificate certifying that the applicant has received and passed an approved training course in air traffic control.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Comply with the knowledge requirements of the regulations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language in accordance with the language proficiency requirements without impediment of speech that would interfere with two way radio conversation.
  • Knowledge requirements for an issue of ATC License.
  • Personal records substantiating the practical experience shown on the Application Form.
  • The prescribed fees.
  • Two current passport size photographs (full face).

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Civil Aviation Authority
Airport Road Entebbe International Airport
P.O. Box 5536 Entebbe, Uganda
+256 312/414 352000
Email Address: aviation@caa.co.ug
Website: link

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Eligibility[edit]

  1. An applicant for an air traffic controller license shall:-
  2. Be at least 21 years of age;
  3. Hold a current Class 3 Medical Certificate.
  4. Have completed an approved training course and not less than three (3) months’ satisfactory service engaged in the actual control of air traffic under the supervision of an appropriately rated air traffic controller (OJT).This will be substantiated by a certificate of completion from the ATO. The experience specified above shall have been completed in the 6-month period preceding application for an ATC license.
  5. Pass the English Language Proficiency exam and attain either of;
    • Operational Level (Level 4); Valid for 3 years
    • Extended Level (Level 5); Valid for 6 years
    • Expert Level (Level 6); Valid for Life
  6. Have met the training, experience, and assessment requirements for at least one air traffic controller rating.
  7. Pass the English Language Proficiency exam and attain either of;
    • Operational Level (Level 4); Valid for 3 years
    • Extended Level (Level 5); Valid for 6 years
    • Expert Level (Level 6); Valid for Life


Fees[edit]

  • Application Fees: Nil
  • License Fee: 500,000


Validity[edit]

Validity: The validity period depends on the period indicated on the medical certificate;

  • Holder less than 40 years of age: 2 Years
  • Holder over 40 years of age: 1 Year

Documents to Use[edit]

The application form for issue of an Air Traffic Controllers License may be obtained from the Authority’s Personnel licensing (PEL) offices. The ’’Application for Issue of an Air Traffic Controllers License Form ’’ is issued at the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority’s Personnel Licensing Offices.

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Sample Documents[edit]

Application Form

Processing Time[edit]

Maximum Processing Time: 1 Month

Related Videos[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

  • Purpose for this certificate is to ensure compliance with aviation safety standards.


Required Information[edit]

  • Full names
  • Postal and physical address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Name of Approved Training Organization where you got instructed
  • Particulars of Licence already held (Place and Date of Issue , Type of Licence, Number and Expiry Date )
  • Whether yet examined for and obtained a medical certificate in accordance with the Civil Aviation Regulations
  • Whether you are able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language in accordance with the English language proficiency requirements of the Civil Aviation Regulations.
  • Whether you have met all the requirements for the issuance of this licence
  • Declaration
  • Signature of Applicant
  • Date of Application


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Need for the Document[edit]

  • Air traffic control is used to separate aircraft safely – in the sky as they fly and at the airports where they land and take off again.
  • Air traffic controllers give instructions, advice and information to pilots so that they can fly safely, efficiently and quickly. Controllers keep track of flights by using radar and the latest computer systems.

Information which might help[edit]

Air traffic controller rating as follows:

  1. Aerodrome Control Rating; to provide or to supervise the provision of Air traffic Service for all traffic on the maneuvering area of an aerodrome and all aircraft flying in the vicinity of the aerodrome for which the license holder is rated. A tower (with an Aerodrome or 'Airport Control') rating would tend to be qualified in all aspects of tower operations including:
    • Clearance Delivery (issuing IFR clearances as issued by Approach Control or assigning transponder codes)
    • Ground Control (issuing clearances for aircraft to move to/from the apron and runway areas via a taxiway system
    • Air Control (issuing clearances to aircraft in the runway environment and in the vicinity of the airport)
  2. Approach Control Procedural Rating; to provide or to supervise the provision of air traffic control service for arriving, departing or transiting controlled flights for the aerodrome or aerodromes for which the license holder is rated, within the airspace or portion thereof, under the jurisdiction of the unit providing approach control service, or
  3. Approach Radar Control Rating; to provide or supervise the provision of approach control service with the use of radar or other surveillance systems for the aerodrome or aerodromes for which the license holder is rated, within the airspace or of the airspace, under the jurisdiction of the unit providing approach control service, or Terminal Controllers handle traffic in the radar terminal area (30-50 miles) from an airport.
  4. Area Control Procedural Rating; to provide or supervise the provision of air traffic control service to controlled flights in control areas under its jurisdiction within the control area or portion of the control area, for which the license holder is rated; or
  5. Area Radar Control Rating: to provide or supervise the provision of area control service with the use of radar, within the control area or portion of the control area, for which the license holder is rated.
    • Once the aircraft leave the terminal, the Area Controller-sometimes called en-route control-takes over.

Note: The Approach Control Procedural and the Area Control Procedural ratings indicate that no surveillance equipment is used while providing air traffic control services using these ratings.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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