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Air Traffic Control Licensing

Application for an Air Traffic Controller or Student Air Traffic Controller Licence or Rating

The issue of an Air Traffic Controller (ATCO) or Student ATCO licence or rating is in accordance with the provisions of the AN(OT)O, for the time being in force, and with the standard set out in paragraph 4.4. of Annex 1 (Personnel Licensing) to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and is effected by the BCAA for the purpose of operating air traffic control services at the L.F. Wade International Airport.

As the BCAA is not resourced to fulfill the medical oversight requirements of Annex 1, a Deviation to OTAR 67 (Medical Standards and Approval of Medical Examiners) has been issued, whereby the BCAA will validate Class II Medical Certificates issued by the FAA.

The BCAA must be advised of the renewal of FAA Class II medical certificates on completion of the medical examination and a certified copy of the certificate must be sent to BCAA Licensing. Alternatively, the licence holder may present the certificate to the BCAA for copying and certifying. The BCAA must be notified of a failure to pass the medical as soon as possible (see Article 147 of the AN(OT)O 2013).

Application Requirements

To be granted an ATCO or a Student ATCO licence or rating, please complete and submit the appropriate application form together with the required supporting documents outlined in the form to

Processing time

An ATCO Licence will be issued as soon as possible following receipt of the application providing the information given by the applicant is complete and correct. Note that this process may take up to five (5) working days.

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What happens next?

  • A Licensing Officer will assess your application.
  • If the application is in order, it will be processed and the licence issued and sent to the correspondence address.
  • We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application on hold while awaiting any additional documentation to be submitted.