OTAR Part 65 covers Air Traffic Controllers and other Aeronautical Ground Radio Station operators. Future amendment will incorporate Flight Information Service Operators although for the time being these are not included. ATC licences are issued in two variants, Student - during initial training - and Full.
Theoretical training for the initial issue of a licence and all subsequent ratings must take place at an approved training establishment. A student licence will not be issued until the successful completion of the initial rating course. All training must take place under the supervision of an appropriately authorised person. Subsequent checks of an ATC licence holder's operational competence are carried out annually.
Medical requirements for Air Traffic Controllers are contained in OTAR Part 67.
There are two levels of Air Traffic Service provided in Turks and Caicos Islands, Air Traffic Control service (ATC) and Flight Information Service (FIS).
Before providing either an Air Traffic Control (ATC) service or Flight Information Service (FIS), an individual must be appropriately qualified and licensed. In order to provide an ATC Service, that individual must hold an Air Traffic Controller’s (ATCO) Licence that includes an associated rating endorsement appropriate to the task. In order to provide a FIS at an aerodrome, a person must hold a Flight Information Service Officer’s (FISO) Licence. These licences are issued by the TCICAA following completion of the appropriate training courses and examinations.
Recruitment and Training of ATCOs
The TCICAA does not recruit or provide training for ATCOs. If you are considering a career in Air Traffic Control, you are advised to contact the organisation that provides ATC at your local airport. They should be able to put you in contact with appropriate training organisations.