Trainee Air Traffic Controller Licence

Proof of Jamaican Citizenship and Age:

  • Birth Certificate/Baptismal Certificate
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Passport

Proof of Identity and Residential Address:

  • Driver’s Licences
  • Government Identification Cards

In the absence of government-issued photographic identification, the applicant shall submit a passport sized photograph, certified by a Justice of the Peace to be a true photograph of the applicant.


A Trainee Air Traffic Controller’s Licence shall be issued after initial basic training but before commencement of on-the-job-training.

Trainee Air Traffic Controller Eligibility Requirements

  • Age:  be at least 18 years of age
  • Language:  be able to read, write, understand, and speak the English language without impediment by meeting the Level 6 English Language Proficiency requirements of Annex 1; and
  • Medical Qualification:  hold a class 3 medical certificate.
  • Successfully complete initial training in at least one of the following:
    1.  Aerodrome Control
    2. Approach Control (Procedural)
    3. Approach Control Surveillance
    4. Area Control (Procedural)
    5. Area Control Surveillance


Licence Validity

A Trainee Air Traffic Controller licence shall remain valid for a maximum period of 12 months unless:

  1. An Air Traffic Controller Licence has been issued; in which case the Trainee Air Traffic Controller Licence shall be returned to the issuing Authority.
  2. The licence has been suspended or revoked by the issuing Authority, where it deems that the licence holder constitutes a hazard to air navigation.

At the expiration of the twelve (12) month period, the Trainee Air Traffic Controller needs to reapply for a reissue of the licence.