Yes, we're looking for you!
Currently, LAB-106 is looking for additional LPEs (examiners).
The way from pilot/ATC
language proficiency rater
We can only accept persons with the following experience / licences for examiner (rater) trainings:
FOR OPERATIONAL EXPERTS (LPE):
- Pilot or ATC licences
- Significant aeronautical experience
- International awareness
FOR LINGUISTIC EXPERTS (LPLE):
- ESL academic qualifications
- ESL teaching experience
- Familiar with aviation
You'll need to undergo an initial interview at LAB-106
It focuses on:
- your own language abilities
- your knowledge of English grammar / structure
- your personal attitude towards language testing
Initial rater training
The next step on the way is the initial rater training.
The initial rater training is a three-day training course (including one day of self-study).
You will learn:
- Everything about how to assess and the ICAO rating scale
- How to conduct interviews
- Administrative procedures
At the end of the initial rater training, you will perform your first (real) language proficiency test and rating under the supervision of an experienced examiner.
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, LPE / LPLE examiner authorisation will be issued by the CAA.