Will my licence issuing authority accept the AEPS certificate?

Individual Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) apply their own rules when it comes to accepting language certificates from foreign operators.

To help you find out if your authority will accept an AEPS test, you can use our wizard. Simply go to www.aeps.aero and click on CHECK NOW.

You will be asked 4 questions, after which the system will tell you whether or not your licence issuing authority accepts our certificate.

What is the wizard?

The wizard is a multiple-choice questionnaire designed to ascertain whether or not your licence issuing authority will accept an AEPS certificate, and if so, the relevant terms and conditions.

To access the wizard, visit the AEPS homepage at www.aeps.aero and click on CHECK NOW.

How do I create an account on AEPS.AERO?

Click "login" in the top right-hand corner of the home screen.

Next, click on "Sign Up". You will then be taken to our licensing wizard to ensure that your licence issuing authority accepts our certificate (as described in question 1).

Once you have completed the wizard, you will be taken to the "create account" page,where you can input all of your information.

Once the form is submitted, you will receive a link by e-mail* which you need to click on to activate your account.

When you have activated your account, you can log in using your e-mail address and password, as shown below:

If you have still not received your activation e-mail after a few minutes, check your spam folder, as some providers may incorrectly identify it as spam.

I’ve forgotten my password. What do I do?

You can reset your password from the login page, by clicking on CLICK HERE as shown below.

Can I sign up for a test or a course without creating an account?

No. You must create an account before signing up to any of our services. Creating an account allows us to automatically issue your certificate after your test.

How do I sign up for a test?

The first thing to do is create an account on AEPS.AERO (as described in question 3).

Once you have created your account and signed into it, there are two ways to sign up for a test:

Directly from your account homepage:

After logging into your account, click on the button marked "GET AN ASSESSMENT NOW"
This will take you straight to the test calendar.

Through the calendar:

Click on CALENDAR tab in the main menu.

The calendar will display all tests and courses available*. Select the one you are interested in, and then click on “Info and registration”.

To sign up for your chosen course or test, click on CHOOSE THIS SESSION. You will then be taken to the payment page.

There are two ways of paying:

  1. DIRECT BANK TRANSFER: payment by bank transfer

    If you choose this option, you will receive an e-mail with our bank details.

    Please be aware that if you select this payment method, your sign-up will only be confirmed once payment has been received in our account.

    We will send you an e-mail once payment has been received.

  2. PAY NOW: Immediate payment by credit or debit card.

    If you pay by card, your sign-up will be confirmed straight away. Our operations department will send you an e-mail with your test time, at the latest 48h before the date of your chosen session.

To find your closest session faster, you can sort dates by country

Can I pay by card?

Yes

Can I pay by bank transfer?

Yes, but please be aware that your test will not be confirmed until the funds have been paid into our account. Depending on your country, this can take up to five working days.

What does DIRECT BANK TRANSFER mean?

If you click on the DIRECT BANK TRANSFER button, your sign-up will be provisionally confirmed pending payment. You will receive an e-mail with our bank details. Please be aware that your test/course will not be fully confirmed until the funds have reached our bank.

What does the PAY NOW button mean?

If you click on PAY NOW, you will be taken to our secure card payment page. This is the fastest and easiest way to pay, and your test/course will be confirmed instantly. Payment services are provided by our partner Worldine.

When will I receive my test time?

Our operations department will send you an e-mail with the time of your test at the latest 48 hours before your test. If you intend to sign up very close to the test date (i.e. the day before), please contact us by telephone or e-mail first, to check that we have space left and to confirm your test time.

I have signed up to a course, do I also have to sign up to a test?

Yes, in order for our system to issue your certificate, you also need to sign up to a test session. Your trainer will provide guidance on this if necessary.

I have purchased a course which includes the test. How do I sign up to a test without having to pay again?

When your course also includes the cost of your test, you will be given a voucher which you can input into the test sign-up form. This voucher will reduce the amount payable to zero.

The sign-up procedure is the same as detailed in question 5. The only difference is that you need to input the voucher number and click on “OK” to reduce the amount payable to zero.

You can then click on “Pay Now” to complete your sign-up.

How do I obtain an invoice?

Once payment has been made, you can download your invoice directly from your AEPS account.*

If you pay by card, your invoice will be generated straight away. If you pay by another means, the invoice may take a few days to appear.

I have just passed my exam. How do I get my certificate?

You can download your certificate directly from your AEPS account.

I have passed my test. When will I receive my certificate?

Congratulations! Please note that the validation of your result can take up to 72 hours.

However, if you need the certificate immediately following your exam, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Which course should I choose?

To provide the course best suited to your needs, we first need to know your current level of English and your knowledge of standard radio phraseology. We also need to know your precise goals (i.e. level 4, 5 or 6).

How can I test my current level of English?

AEPS provides a number of solutions:

  1. Free telephone assessment : +32 65 843 783
  2. Free online test via our E-learning system, Touch English and Go©.
  3. If you need help determining your current level of English, you can also send us an email to contact@aeps.aero

Is it compulsory to take lessons before taking an English proficiency exam ?

No.

I need a level 5. Should I take lessons before the test?

Remember the five P’s: Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance!

While it is not compulsory to take lessons, our courses help pilots to prepare for the specific exercises involved in our test.

Even if you are relatively comfortable in English, people who have had just a small amount of preparation tend to perform better than those who have had none.

I am unable to attend a course in person. Can I train online?

Yes, you can use our online training platform, Touch English and Go©.

What level of certificate can AEPS issue?

Levels 4, 5, and 6.

Do I need to be a native English speaker to achieve level 6 ?

No.

Where can I take my English proficiency exam?

AEPS provides tests in over ten countries, including Belgium, France (including overseas territories), Portugal, Germany, and many more.

You can choose the country in which you would like to take your test via our calendar.

How much do your courses/tests cost?

From the CALENDAR page, click on INFO AND REGISTRATION for the service you require. The prices are displayed on the information page.