Controller Ratings

Ratings reflect the amount of practice that you have completed with IVAO, based on time spent on controls and number of successfully completed exams.

As soon as you have collected enough hours of practise and training, you can apply for the theoretical and practical exam of the next higher rating. The ratings are done in the sequence shown, you cannot jump over an intermediate rating.

The IVAO Training Department establishes minimum standards for each rating level. Your local division may require additional higher standards.

This table shows which ratings are available at IVAO, and which requirements you will have to fulfill to attain a rating. Your current rating is shown in your IVAO Profile under “ATC Info”.

Badge Title Minimum Hours Theoretical Exam Practical Exam Briefing Guide Remarks
ATC Applicant (AS1) 0 Not required Rating given when registering with IVAO.
ATC Trainee (AS2) 10 Not required Rating automatically achieved after completing the minimum hours.
Advanced ATC Trainee (AS3) 25 Refer to the software manual for IvAc Theoretical exam about IVAO's ATC Client (IvAc).
Aerodrome Controller (ADC) 50 ADC Briefing Guide For members of active Divs only (R&R
Approach Controller (APC) 100 APC Briefing Guide For members of active Divs only (R&R
Centre Controller (ACC) 200 ACC Briefing Guide For members of active Divs only (R&R
Senior Controller (SEC) 1000 SEC Briefing Guide Applicant must hold the Senior Private Pilot Rating.
For members of active divisions only (R&R
Additional requirements apply, please check the Briefing Guide.
Senior ATC Instructor (SAI) Special rating for experienced instructors and examiners. Will be issued by TD/TAD on an as-need basis.
Chief ATC Instructor (CAI) Honorary rating. Is given to the Training Director and Training Assistant Director and retained after retirement.