Getting an aviation language proficiency assessment

From Transport Canada

The International Civil Aviation Organization's Aviation Language Proficiency Standard ensures that pilots and air traffic controllers are competent to perform aviation radio communications in English. In Canada, regulations require that language skill be proven when a flight crew licence is issued for the first time.

Transport Canada's Aviation Language Proficiency Standard Test (ALPT) checks aviation language ability in both English and French. Testing and licensing requirements are based on:

To learn about the latest standards, read the Advisory Circular – Aviation Language Proficiency Requirements.

Information for test takers

If you wish to take this test, first contact an approved examiner. Find a person in your area using our Approved Language Proficiency Examiners – Search Engine.

Be sure to read the Aviation Language Proficiency Test Guide. It includes sample questions and information on how you will be tested.

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