IVAO offers a rating transfer to its users who hold a real ATC or Pilot license of (fixed wing aircraft), or hold ATC ratings at VATSIM.
Rating transfers are only possible in active Divisions.
Rule: The rating transfer is a voluntary offer by IVAO toward its users. The offer may be withdrawn entirely in the future or denied individually, by decision of the IVAO Training Department, IVAO Executive or the DIR/ADIR of the member's division.
Rule: A rating transfer is possible only one time per user and section (ATC and Pilot side).
To be eligible for a rating transfer, the applicant shall fulfil the requirements below:
Rule: Student ATC or Student Pilot license upgrade is not possible.
Note: HQ Training Department reserves the right to make a crosscheck.
The conversion of real licenses, as well as POSCON/VATSIM's ATC ratings into IVAO ratings, is centred on the abilities we expect the applicant to possess.
Rule: Pilots licenses for the rank SPP and CP shall contain at least ICAO English proficiency level 4 and any license and IR qualification must be valid at the time of request.
Rule: Ratings not shown below are not eligible for transfer.
Note: POSCON/VATSIM Pilots ratings are not transferable check Rating Fast Track Procedure.
|IVAO Rating||POSCON||VATSIM Rating||Real World Qualification||Minimum Hours to be done as ATC on IVAO|
|ADC||A TWR ATC approval + 150 Quality points||TMA Controller (S3)||Aerodrome Controller||50|
|APC||A ACC/APP ATC approval + 250 Quality points||Enroute Controller (C1)||Approach Controller (or Valid Radar position)||150|
|ACC||No Transfer||No Transfer||No Transfer||--|
|SEC||No Transfer||No Transfer||No Transfer||--|
|IVAO Rating||POSCON & VATSIM||Real World Qualification||Minimum Hours to be done as pilot on IVAO|
Check RFT procedures
|PPL or CPL without IR||50|
Check RFT procedures
|PPL or CPL or ATPL with IR||60|
|CP||No Transfer||CPL or ATPL with IR and MEL||70|
|ATP||No Transfer||No Transfer||--|
The process of any rating transfer involves certain people to advocate and validate the request. It should be followed carefully to enable rapid completion.
The Procedure shall be :
Once the application is approved by the HQ Training Department, the applicant will be upgraded to the applicable rating as shown in the table above. The applicant as well as the concerned Division HQ may be notified of the completion of the rating transfer. In case of doubt, candidates are invited to contact their Division directors (Division HQ). Division HQ may contact the TD for clarification.
The HQ Training department and the Division HQ will handle the personal data of the requester highly confidential and according to GDPR compliance. After the rating transfer is completed, the items submitted, will be deleted permanently. HQ Training Department reserves the right to re-request specific data like a scan of the license at any time, or refuse the rating transfer in a case of any doubt, without clarification.
If false documents are sent, or if any cheating during the transfer process is recognized:
- The user will not receive the requested rating transfer and the user can be downgraded at the discretion of HQ training department and IVAO executive.
- The user will be banned from doing exams for a minimum of twelve months period.
- The case will also be put to the attention of the IVAO executive for further possible sanctions.
When applicant of any rating transfer want to advance to a higher IVAO rating, he/she will have to complete all the normal theoretical and practical exam up to the desired rating.
In exceptional cases, there may be reasons to downgrade a user who holds the privilege of a rating transfer. Reasons for a downgrade may include, but are not limited to:
The Division HQ can send a request to HQ Training Directors to downgrade the rating of the member at any time.
VID 150259 TDM - Update 09 May 2021 - New requirement hours for ATC transfer
VID 310003 TAD - Updated 12 Jun 2022 - Modification due to temporary procedure (Website issues), correction and clarification.
VID 310003 TAD - Updated 06 Jan 2023 - Modification for the creation of Rating fast track procedures
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