Information on the test
The Regulation for "Language Proficiency Requirements", requires good proficiency in aviation related English language in order to obtain the English radiotelephony certification. Pilots wanting to fly abroad or in IFR rules in Italy, must demonstrate to have an English language proficiency that reaches at least ICAO level 4, as prescribed in ICAO doc. 9835. This proficiency level needs to be reported on the pilot's licence. The language proficiency certifications are to be renewed periodically (not for level 6), depending on the level obtained (level 4 has 5 years' duration, level 5 has 6 years' duration).
Aviomar is approved as test centre for two types of ELP Tests: the TEA test (administered by Mayflower College) and the ELPE test (administered internally by Aviomar Flight Academy). To learn more about the differences between these tests, please download the comparison table from this link.
Caution: pilots holding a UK CAA-issued license must take a TEA Test.