ICAO Recognized Tests

This page lists the tests of aviation English that have been assessed and determined to be in conformance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) for Language Proficiency Requirements (LPR).

Conforms: Tests that meet all of the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements and that follow good language testing practices.

Partially Conforms: Tests that generally meet established criteria but that need some improvement to meet all criteria. TSP's are invited to work with ICAO and make changes during the year in order to achieve conformance with ICAO SARPs. Tests that have been determined to be in partial conformance with ICAO SARPs have one year to make the necessary improvements to achieve conformance. Additional time may be granted to the TSP if sufficient evidence has been provided that progress has been made, however additional time is required to fully implement the changes.

Test Test Provider Recognition
English Language Proficiency for Aeronautical Communication (ELPAC)
An English language test to assess air traffic controllers as required by the ICAO LPR

Please note that ICAO is in the process of developing a new service, the ICAO Homepage for the English Language Proficiency Programme (I-HELPP), to support States in the implementation of their Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs), as well as Test Service Providers in the development and implementation of effective language tests. As a result, the AELTS is currently suspended until the new service has been launched.

ICAO continues to recognize the above tests for meeting ICAO SARPs for LPRs.