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The IAA is responsible for licensing and certification of air crew, aircraft maintenance engineers, air traffic services personnel and aviation security personnel.

The IAA manages the system of medical assessments for the medical certification of flight and cabin crew and air traffic services personnel.

Before you embark on a career in aviation, either as a pilot (private or commercial), cabin crew, or in air traffic management you must first undergo a medical assessment. Visit the Aeromedical section for more details.

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The IAA does not operate a public counter service. Please email for further information.

Effective Certification, Oversight and Enforcement of Licences Issued by the IAA

Article 62 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139, in relation to certification, oversight and enforcement of EASA licences, requires the IAA to ensure effective oversight and enforcement, which is only possible for individuals who are either resident in the State, or where an employment connection can be established with an organisation established in the State.

Accordingly, it is not always possible to process certain licence applications, in circumstances where the IAA is not in a position meet its responsibilities to provide for adequate oversight and enforcement.

Important information on licences and training from the UK

The transition period in effect since the UK left the European Union has ended. The UK has left the EU Single Market and Customs Union, as well as all EU policies and international agreements. The UK is a third country.

On 24 December 2020, the European Commission reached an agreement with the United Kingdom on the terms of its future cooperation with the European Union. This agreement is provisionally applicable since 1 January 2021.

In the agreement, Article AVSAF.3 identifies that Personnel Licensing will be an area where the Parties may cooperate. At this time, there are no agreements or associated Annexes in place between the EU and the UK in this area. Licensing and Training under the oversight of the UK CAA is now considered as third country licensing and training.

More information on the impact on Aviation Licensing and Training of the UK leaving the EU may be viewed here.

Holders of UK issued Part-FCL licences may not change their Competent Authority to Ireland since 23:00 Irish Time on 31 December 2020.

Final submission date for verification requests to the UK CAA

High volumes of requests to provide licence verification to the UK CAA are being received to support the issuance of a UK National Licence. Some of these requests also require the provision of medical records.

Anyone seeking such verifications to be provided to the UK CAA should make application to the IAA no later than 15 October 2022 to have a reasonable expectation of completion prior to the UK CAA cutoff date.

With regard to medical records, pilots are encouraged to contact their AME directly who is the data controller for the records of medical examinations that they performed.

The IAA is developing a new digital platform known as MySRS (My Safety Regulatory System). This platform will allow you to transact on-line with the IAA Safety Regulation Division. You will need to register yourself on this new platform by creating an account and verifying your identity.

Information on how to register for your account can be found here