Certificate for aviation language proficiency tester

Proficiency tests in aviation special language are organised by the holders of the certificate for aviation language proficiency tester, using the examiners of aviation language proficiency authorised by the Civil Aviation Administration.

The Civil Aviation Administration issues and keeps records of certificates for testers of aviation language proficiency.

The obligation of certifying the testers of aviation language proficiency arises from the following acts:

  • The Aviation Act;
  • Regulation No. 102 of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications: Requirements for aviation language proficiency tests, the procedure of testing, including the procedure for recognising the special language proficiency tests carried out under the supervision of an air navigation authority of a member state of the International Civil Aviation Organization, issuing a certificate for a tester of aviation language proficiency, suspending and revoking it, the form of the certificate, and the procedure for authorising an examiner of aviation language proficiency tests.

Requirements for an applicant

The Civil Aviation Administration shall issue a certificate from the day that a proper application was submitted, if the applicant meets the following requirements:

  • the applicant has the appropriate technical means and compliant staff for proper conduct of aviation language proficiency tests;
  • the applicant does not have tax arrears nor have they been staggered;
  • the applicant is not subject to a liquidation proceeding, a dissolution decision, and they have not been declared bankrupt;
  • the complete package of application documents must be submitted to the Civil Aviation Administration at least 30 days before the start of the planned activity;
  • an application is accepted for processing if the applicant has paid the state fee specified in the State Fees Act.

Filling out and submitting an application

An undertaking who wishes to be issued a certificate for aviation language proficiency tester shall submit an application to the Civil Aviation Administration including the following details:

  • name of the tester;
  • address of the tester;
  • information about the start of the planned activity;
  • name of the person responsible for the testing and data which verifies the person’s suitability to be a tester;
  • date of submitting the application.

The following documents must be added to the application:

  • instructions for conducting an aviation language proficiency test in accordance with the recommendations in document No. 9835 of the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation;
  • description of the language proficiency test in aviation special language;
  • list of special language examiners to be involved in the testing;
  • certificate form to be issued to the person passing the aviation language proficiency test.

The application can be submitted:

  • in writing (postal address Lõõtsa 5, 11415, Tallinn) or by sending a digitally signed application at ecaa@ecaa.ee;
  • by contacting the Flight Operations Department of the Civil Aviation Administration (office hours on weekdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.).

Paying of the state fee

A state fee of 185 euros shall be paid for processing an initial application for a certificate of an aviation language proficiency tester and for processing an application for extending its validity.

To apply for an activity licence, a state fee must be paid with the reference number 2900073106 to the bank account of the Ministry of Finance:

  • SEB – EE 89 1010 2200 3479 6011;
  • Swedbank – EE 93 2200 2210 2377 8606;
  • Danske Bank – EE 40 3300 3334 1611 0002;
  • Luminor Bank – EE 701 7000 1700 1577 198.

Explanation: for issuing a certificate for aviation language proficiency tester.

Processing an application

The Civil Aviation Administration shall review an application for a tester’s certificate in 30 days since the proper submission of the application and the accompanying documents.

On receipt of an application, the Civil Aviation Administration shall verify the documents’ compliance with the requirements and the receipt of the state fee. If any shortcomings are discovered, the Civil Aviation Authority shall notify the applicant for a tester’s certificate in 7 calendar days since the submission of the application. The deadline for reviewing the application starts on the date that the shortcomings, which were discovered upon the submission of the application, have been eliminated.

When reviewing the application, the Civil Aviation Administration shall verify the compliance of the submitted information and documents with section 6 of the Regulation No. 102 of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications by assessing the content of the language proficiency test in special language and the organisation of the testing.

The Civil Aviation Administration shall notify the applicant of the results of reviewing the application for a tester’s certificate in 30 days since the proper submission of the application. A certificate shall be issued to the representative of the tester’s organisation for a signature or sent by post.

If an application for a certificate is not reviewed within the deadline, the certificate shall not be deemed to be issued to the applicant after the deadline has passed.

Changing the terms and conditions of the certificate and termination of economic activity

It is possible to change the information (for example, name and location of the organisation) on the certificate for aviation language proficiency tester. To change the certificate’s conditions, the organisation shall submit an application to the Civil Aviation Administration with the necessary additional documents.

If a person renounces their certificate, the Civil Aviation Administration shall declare it invalid. A person holding a certificate must inform the Civil Aviation Administration about renouncing the certificate in writing at least 30 calendar days in advance. The certificate shall be declared invalid as of the date that the person informed the Civil Aviation Administration.

Declaring a certificate invalid

The Civil Aviation Administration may declare a certificate invalid if the certificate holder:

  • has not followed their instructions for organising an aviation language proficiency test;
  • has involved persons who do not have the necessary authorisation as the proficiency examiners;
  • has used tests that are not authorised by the Civil Aviation Administration;
  • fails to comply the claim for directions by the Civil Aviation Authority for state supervision, or
  • has submitted an application for suspension or termination of activities to the Civil Aviation Administration.

The person who held the certificate must return the certificate that was declared invalid within three workdays after they were informed that the certificate has been declared invalid.

Supervision

The Civil Aviation Administration shall supervise the conformity of the activity of the aviation language proficiency testers with the requirements.

Contact details

Substantive information

Civil Aviation Administration, tel: +372 610 3590, +372 610 3501, e-mail: ecaa@ecaa.ee

Registry information and technical questions

Flight safety information system, tel: +372 610 3500, e-mail: ecaa@ecaa.ee

Legislation

Last amended: 08-09-2016 16:25 | Compiled by: Civil Aviation Administration