Air Traffic Controller License
Air traffic control (ATC) examinations was conducted by the Unit due to various constraints at that time. Subsequently, the licensing of ATCOs commenced on the 1st November 1990; this requirement (Malaysia Civil Aviation Regulations 1996, regulation 92) is applicable to all ATCOs in DCA, including the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), in particular for ATCOs who control civil traffic.
Personnel Licensing for ATCOs provisions are promulgated in the Civil Aviation Regulations 2016. The AND is the authority for issuance, renewal, endorsement and validation of an ATC Licence in accordance with ICAO Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention.
ATC Examination activities include all ATC courses at ATC approved training organisations (ATC-ATOs) that are approved by the CEO and operational ATC examinations at the ATS units that control civil traffic. However, some functions are delegated to designated ATC Examiners who are appointed on a two-year basis by the CEO.
English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment
English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment is required for ATCOs, and they must meet the minimum required proficiency level for radiotelephony communications i.e. Level 4 in accordance with ICAO Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention. Implemented on 31 March 2011, an ATC Licence will not be issued or renewed unless the applicant has achieved a minimum ELP Level 4.
Class 3 Medical Assessment
Class 3 Medical Assessment for ATCOs, as part of the pre-requisite for an ATC Licence, shall only be issued by a Designated Medical Examiner (ME). The AND maintains a comprehensive database on all licensing information for all licence holders.
If you are applying for the Air Traffic Controller licence, you must hold a valid Medical Assessment (Class 3).
The two types of Licensing Medical Examinations (LMEs) for ATCOs are as follows
For the initial grant of a Medical Assessment
For the routine renewal of an existing Medical Assessment’s validity