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Class and type rating

The holder of a licence can only operate as a pilot of an aircraft if they are in possession of a valid class or type rating, as well as being medically approved. Multiple class and/or type ratings can be recorded on one licence.


To be eligible for a class or type rating, you must meet the following conditions: 

  • have received and completed training at an ATO (Approved Training Organisation), which has been certified by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate;
  • have successfully taken a theory exam organised by ATO;
  • have taken a skill test to prove you possess the required skill level to safely perform flight operations in the relevant class or relevant type of aircraft;
  • meet the specific experience and admission requirements, depending on class or type rating.

These conditions are based on EU regulation 1178/2011, dated 3 November 2011, Part-FCL, Subpart H, Class and Type Rating. 


Use the application form to the right of this page to submit your application. After receiving your completed application, including the payment and all required attachments, we strive to process your application within seven days. Incomplete applications are not subject to processing within seven days. If your application is not complete, we will inform you regarding the missing documents and/or payment.


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What else do I need to know?

We at Kiwa Register issue well over 100,000 licences to professionals (e.g., airline engineers, airline pilots, ship captains) and to companies (e.g., airlines, truck companies and shipping companies). We have a long history of issuing licences for the public sector. This results in broad knowledge and experience when it comes to (EU) law and regulations, verification of qualifications, production and customer support.

 Foreign holders of licences can also submit their application to us. We process and review Part-FCL licence applications in accordance with EASA standards. Our experienced staff will process your request within fifteen working days.