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Apply for recognition as a body for language examinations for aviation personnel

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you as an individual or organization would like to conduct language examinations for pilots, you must apply to the Federal Aviation Office for recognition as a body for conducting language examinations.

People who work in the aviation sector - for example pilots - must have the necessary foreign language skills and provide proof of these, for example in the form of a language certificate in their own license. Such language examinations are conducted by recognized bodies. Organizations and individuals who wish to be recognized as a body for taking language examinations must submit an application to the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA).

As an individual, you can apply for the following services:

  • Recognition as a body for the acceptance of renewal examinations for proof of English language proficiency for level 4
  • Change or extension of the recognition for the acceptance of renewal examinations
    • Extension to include the tested language "German"
    • Recognition of first language assessment
    • Approval of online examination procedures
    • Other change or extension
  • Standardization of individual examiners: Language examiners are additionally trained by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation
  • Cancellation of recognition

As an organization, you can apply for the following services:

  • Recognition as a body for the acceptance of language examinations (recognized organization)
  • Amendment of the test center manual (from revision 1)
  • Change or extension of recognition
    • Extension to include the tested language "German"
    • Extension of the testing authorization by a higher level
    • Recognition for the assessment of the first language
    • Approval of online examination procedures
    • Approval of an examination format
    • Additional training to become a leading language examiner
    • Verification of level 6 qualification
    • Expansion or deletion of the testing staff
    • Other changes or extensions
    • Cancellation of recognition

Process flow

You can submit applications in connection with the recognition of language examination centers using the online procedure.

  • Go to the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de and select the online form. This will guide you step by step through the information and documents required.
  • You can either upload the required documents directly in the form or collect them in a download archive on a trustworthy server, for example BSCW.
  • You can then submit the application via the portal
  • Alternatively, you can print out the application and send it to the LBA together with the required documents by post, electronically as a signed e-mail attachment or by fax.
  • The LBA will contact you if anything is unclear or if any information is missing.
  • After checking the documents and any necessary iterations, the LBA will conduct a supervisory visit or standardization meeting.
  • If all requirements are met, the LBA will send you the result documents.
  • You pay the fees.
Requirements

Bodies that are recognized by the LBA for the acceptance of language examinations must prove the requirements according to Annex 2 to § 125a LuftPersV by means of

  • a test centre manual in accordance with § 14 3rd DV LuftPersV (in the case of an organization) or
  • a standardization interview completed on the basis of the manual for individual examiners in accordance with § 15 3. DV LuftPersV (in the case of an individual).
Which documents are required?

For the application as an individual examiner for recognition as a body for taking extension examinations for proof of English language proficiency for level 4:

  • Certificate of attendance for a qualification course that is not older than 2 years
  • Proof of aviation knowledge, e.g. license for pilots, air traffic control personnel or flight dispatchers
  • Proof of own language skills
  • Examination record, in draft form if applicable
  • Proof of additional qualification as a flight examiner, if applicable

For the application as an individual examiner to change or extend the recognition for the acceptance of renewal examinations:

  • Addition of the examined language "German"
  • Examination record, in draft form if applicable
  • Recognition for the assessment of the first language English
  • Proof that the person has spent at least 8 of their first 14 years in a country where the official language is English
  • Approval of online examination procedures
  • Concept for the implementation of the online examination procedure

For the application as an organization for recognition as a body for taking language examinations (recognized organization):

  • Test center manual

For the application as a recognized organization to amend the test centre manual:

  • Amended test center manual in the corresponding revision (from revision 1)

For the application as a recognized organization for a change or extension of recognition:

  • Extension to include the audited language "German"
    • One usable test set per format
  • Extension of the test authorization by a higher level
    • Amended test center manual
    • Test records
    • Proof of qualification of personnel, if applicable
  • Recognition for the assessment of the first language English
    • Evidence that the examiner has spent at least 8 of the first 14 years in a country where the official language is English
  • Approval of online examination procedures
    • Concept for the implementation of the online examination procedure
  • Approval of an examination format
    • Concept of the new examination format (test specifications)
    • At least 1 model test set
  • Verification of level 6 proficiency
    • Proof of appropriate language skills of the examiner
  • Extension or deletion of the test personnel
    • Deletion:
      • List of personnel to be deleted, showing first name, surname and recognition number
    • Add (for each examiner)
      • Certificate of attendance for a qualification course that is not older than 2 years
      • Proof of aviation knowledge, e.g. license for pilots, air traffic control personnel or flight dispatchers
      • Proof of own language skills
      • Examination record, in draft form if applicable
      • Proof of an additional qualification as a flight examiner, if applicable

In the case of representation:

  • Proof of authorization to represent
What are the fees?

There are currently no fees for organizations for

  • Changes to the inspection body manual (from revision 1),
  • Expansion or deletion of the inspection personnel
  • Cancellation of recognition.
Legal basis
Appeal
  • Objection
  • Action before the administrative court
What else should I know?

There are no indications or special features.

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport Affairs (BMDV)

Professionally released on

03.11.2023

Teaser

If you as an individual or organization would like to conduct language examinations for pilots, you must apply to the Federal Aviation Office for recognition as a body for conducting language examinations.

Process flow

You can submit applications in connection with the recognition of language examination centers using the online procedure.

  • Go to the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de and select the online form. This will guide you step by step through the information and documents required.
  • You can either upload the required documents directly in the form or collect them in a download archive on a trustworthy server, for example BSCW.
  • You can then submit the application via the portal
  • Alternatively, you can print out the application and send it to the LBA together with the required documents by post, electronically as a signed e-mail attachment or by fax.
  • The LBA will contact you if anything is unclear or if any information is missing.
  • After checking the documents and any necessary iterations, the LBA will conduct a supervisory visit or standardization meeting.
  • If all requirements are met, the LBA will send you the result documents.
  • You pay the fees.

Requirements

Bodies that are recognized by the LBA for the acceptance of language examinations must prove the requirements according to Annex 2 to § 125a LuftPersV by means of

  • a test centre manual in accordance with § 14 3rd DV LuftPersV (in the case of an organization) or
  • a standardization interview completed on the basis of the manual for individual examiners in accordance with § 15 3. DV LuftPersV (in the case of an individual).

Which documents are required?

For the application as an individual examiner for recognition as a body for taking extension examinations for proof of English language proficiency for level 4:

  • Certificate of attendance for a qualification course that is not older than 2 years
  • Proof of aviation knowledge, e.g. license for pilots, air traffic control personnel or flight dispatchers
  • Proof of own language skills
  • Examination record, in draft form if applicable
  • Proof of additional qualification as a flight examiner, if applicable

For the application as an individual examiner to change or extend the recognition for the acceptance of renewal examinations:

  • Addition of the examined language "German"
  • Examination record, in draft form if applicable
  • Recognition for the assessment of the first language English
  • Proof that the person has spent at least 8 of their first 14 years in a country where the official language is English
  • Approval of online examination procedures
  • Concept for the implementation of the online examination procedure

For the application as an organization for recognition as a body for taking language examinations (recognized organization):

  • Test center manual

For the application as a recognized organization to amend the test centre manual:

  • Amended test center manual in the corresponding revision (from revision 1)

For the application as a recognized organization for a change or extension of recognition:

  • Extension to include the audited language "German"
    • One usable test set per format
  • Extension of the test authorization by a higher level
    • Amended test center manual
    • Test records
    • Proof of qualification of personnel, if applicable
  • Recognition for the assessment of the first language English
    • Evidence that the examiner has spent at least 8 of the first 14 years in a country where the official language is English
  • Approval of online examination procedures
    • Concept for the implementation of the online examination procedure
  • Approval of an examination format
    • Concept of the new examination format (test specifications)
    • At least 1 model test set
  • Verification of level 6 proficiency
    • Proof of appropriate language skills of the examiner
  • Extension or deletion of the test personnel
    • Deletion:
      • List of personnel to be deleted, showing first name, surname and recognition number
    • Add (for each examiner)
      • Certificate of attendance for a qualification course that is not older than 2 years
      • Proof of aviation knowledge, e.g. license for pilots, air traffic control personnel or flight dispatchers
      • Proof of own language skills
      • Examination record, in draft form if applicable
      • Proof of an additional qualification as a flight examiner, if applicable

In the case of representation:

  • Proof of authorization to represent

What are the fees?

There are currently no fees for organizations for

  • Changes to the inspection body manual (from revision 1),
  • Expansion or deletion of the inspection personnel
  • Cancellation of recognition.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Objection
  • Action before the administrative court

What else should I know?

There are no indications or special features.

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport Affairs (BMDV)

Professionally released on

03.11.2023

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