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Yes, we're looking for you!


Currently, LAB-106 is looking for additional LPEs (examiners).

The way from pilot/ATC 
to
language proficiency rater

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Pre-Entry Requirements

We can only accept persons with the following experience / licenses for rater trainings:


FOR OPERATIONAL EXPERTS (LPE):
  • Pilot or ATC license
  • Significant aeronautical experience 
  • International awareness 

FOR LINGUISTIC EXPERTS (LPLE):
  • ESL academic qualifications 
  • ESL teaching experience 
  • Familiar with aviation
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Initial assessment

You'll need to undergo an initial interview at LAB-106

It focuses on:
- your own language abilities
- your knowledge of English grammar / strucutre
- your personal attitude towards language testing

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Initial rater training

The next step on the way is the initial rater training.

The initial rater training is a three-days training course (including one day of self-study).
You will learn:
- everything about rating, ICAO rating scale
- the conduct of interviews
- administrative procedures

At the end of the initial rater training, you will perform your first (real) language proficiency test and rating under the oversight of an experienced examier.

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The CAA assessment

After completing all other stages on the way to becoming an LPE or LPLE, you need to pass a final assessment by the competent aviation authority.

This assessment is an oral test, conducted by the CAA.
Its main focus lies on administrative procedures, the correct application of the ICAO rating scale and your own English language skills.

After passing the CAA assessment, a LPE / LPLE examiner authorization will be issued by the CAA.