Membership Department

IVAO Ratings

 

Pilot Ratings 

A pilot rating reflects a specific level you have on IVAO, based on the time you flew and the number of exams you passed successfully. Once you have enough hours and trainings, you can apply for a theoretical and practical exams for the next higher rating. The ratings are given in the specific order as written below. The IVAO HQ Training Department set the minimum skills to receive a specific rating. The table below shows you the ratings that you can get on IVAO, and the minimums you must have in order to achieve this specific rating. You can check your current rating in your IVAO Profile under "Pilot Info".

 

Badge

Title

Minimum Hours

Requirements

Remarks

Theoretical Exam

Practical Exam

Briefing Guide

Basic Flight Student (FS1)

0

-

-

Not required

Rating given when registering with IVAO

Flight Student (FS2)

10

-

-

Not required

Rating automatically achieved after completing the minimum hours

Advanced Flight Student (FS3)

25

Yes

-

Refer to the software manual for Ivap

Theoretical exam about IVAO's Pilot Client (Ivap)

Private Pilot (PP)

50

Yes

Yes

PP Briefing Guide

For members of active Divs only (R&R 4.6.2.1)

Senior Private Pilot (SPP)

100

Yes

Yes

SPP Briefing Guide

For members of active Divs only (R&R 4.6.2.1)

Commercial Pilot (CP)

200

Yes

Yes

CP Briefing Guide

For members of active Divs only (R&R 4.6.2.1)

Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)

750

Yes

Yes

ATP Briefing Guide

For members of active Divs only (R&R 4.6.2.1)

Senior Flight Instructor (SFI)

-

Special rating for experienced instructors and examiners. Will be issued by TD/TAD on an as-need basis

Chief Flight Instructor (CFI)

-

Honorary rating. Is given to the Training Director and Training Assistant Director and retained after retirement.

 

ATC Ratings

An ATC rating reflects a specific level you have on IVAO, based on the time you took a position and the number of exams you passed successfully. Once you have enough hours and trainings, you can apply for a theoretical and practical exams for the next higher rating. The ratings are given in the specific order as written below. The IVAO HQ Training Department set the minimum skills to receive a specific rating. The table below shows you the ratings that you can get on IVAO, and the minimums you must have in order to achieve this specific rating. You can check your current rating in your IVAO Profile under "ATC Info".

 

Badge

Title

Minimum Hours

Requirements

Remarks

Theoretical Exam

Practical Exam

Briefing Guide

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

Yes

-

Refer to the software manual for Ivac

Theoretical exam about IVAO's ATC Client (Ivac)

Aerodrome Controller (ADC)

50

Yes

Yes

ADC Briefing Guide

For members of active Divs only (R&R 4.6.2.1)

Approach Controller (APC)

100

Yes

Yes

APC Briefing Guide

For members of active Divs only (R&R 4.6.2.1)

Center Controller (ACC)

200

Yes

Yes

ACC Briefing Guide

For members of active Divs only (R&R 4.6.2.1)

Senior Controller (SEC)

1000

Yes

Yes

SEC Briefing Guide

For members of active Divs only (R&R 4.6.2.1)

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.

 

Rating Transfer

IVAO offers the possibility to give a specific rating if the member is holding a real ATC Rating, a real pilot licence or a VATSIM ATC Rating. As VATSIM doesn't offer a pilot career to their member, it's not possible to get a pilot rating unless you have a real pilot licence.


Attention: The rating transfer is a voluntary service from IVAO to its members. The transfer can be rejected on an individual basis on request of the IVAO HQ Training Department, IVAO Executive or DIR/ADIR from the division where the member is from.

 

Requirements

In order to proceed to a rating transfer, the member has to fulfill these requirements:

  • Needs to possess a valid ATC or pilot licence, given by a IVAO/FAA standart, -or-
  • Be a member of VATSIM with a rating as shown below in the table
  • Successfully pass the Ivac or Ivap theoretical exam (which is mandatory)
  • Have the number of minimum hours on the network (see conversion table for minimum hours)
  • Show a good behavior according to the IVAO Rules and Regulations
  • The division HQ of the member supports the application. To do that, they have to know the member personally and seen him flying or staffing a position on the network

 

Conversion of licences

ATC

   

Pilot

Real Licence

VATSIM

IVAO

Minimum hours

   

Licence

IVAO

Minimum Hours

Aerodrome Controller

TMA Controller (S3)

ADC

25

   

PPL

PP

25

Approach Controller

Enroute Controller (C1)

APC

40

   

PPL or CPL or ATPL with IR

SPP

40

Area Controller

Senior Controller (C3)

ACC

50

   

CPL or ATPL with IR and MEL

CP

50

 

How to proceed for a rating transfer ?

  • Send a scanned copy of your licence, all pages must be included without hiding details, -or-
  • Send a screenshot of your VATSIM profile page. Your name, your VID and the rating has to be clearly visible
  • Apply for the rating transfer at the division HQ (DIR/ADIR)
  • When the division HQ approves your demand, they will send your application to the TD/TAD
  • The HQ Training Department will have an interview with the applicant to check his abilities with the licence that has been send
  • When the transfer is approved by the HQ Training Department, the rating will be given to the member according to the table

 

Get a higher rating after transfer

In case the applicant wants to get a higher rating after the transfer, he will have to do the theoretical and practical exam for the wished rating.