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Licensed Occupation
Licensed Occupation      (United States)

Description:  Requirements to obtain an Air Traffic Control Tower Operator certificate include passing a written test. Besides the basic certificate, to act at any operating position, the individual must pass a practical test on control tower equipment and its use. To obtain a facility rating, the individual must have at least six months experience and pass another practical test. This certificate is valid until surrendered, suspended or revoked, although the individual must maintain current experience to work under the certificate. Detailed information can be found at web sites:http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/airmen_FAQ, http://www.natca.org/assets/Documents/mediacenter/controller_brochure.pdf, http://www2.faa.gov/careers/employment/atc.htm, and http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfrhtml_00/Title_14/14cfr65_00.html, parts 65.31-65.50.

License Agency:
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Ave., SW
Washington DC 20591

Source: CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).
Note: Information on licensed occupations is gathered in each state by Labor Market Information units under a grant from USDOL. States are required to submit updated license information once every two years.