Rating transfer

IVAO offers a rating transfer to its users who hold real-world ATC or pilot licences, or an ATC rating acquired in the VATSIM network. This page will guide you through the conditions to fulfil and to the application procedure.

The rating transfer is a procedure aiming at upgrading the ATC or pilot rating of a member holding a real-world qualifications, without passing the corresponding IVAO practical exam. This procedure also applies to all ATC members of the VATSIM network who wish to claim an equivalence with the IVAO ATC rating.


The full procedure is described here. The equivalence conditions for ATC and pilots are recalled below: 


  • ATC
Real world qualification
VATSIM equivalence
IVAO rank
Minimum Hours
Aerodrome Controller
TMA Controller (S3)


50h
Approach Controller
Enroute Controller (C1)


60h
Area Controller
Senior Controller (C3)


70h
No transfer possible
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  • Pilots
Real world qualification
IVAO rank
Minimum Hours
PPL or CPL without IR


50h
PPL, CPL or ATPL with IR


60h
MPL, CPL or ATPL with IR and MEP    


70h
No transfer possible


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