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:
|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||--||--|
|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||--|