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How long is the validity of the license and ratings?

2/4/2015

A typical license is valid for a period of 5 years and is renewed automatically; if the candidate can prove to the authority that he still hold at least one current rating and medical certificate. The Medical Certificate (class 1) has to be renewed every year (under 40) and every 6 months (over 40).

Finally, most of the ratings are valid for a period of 1 year and are renewed by passing an skill test with an examiner (although a refresher training is not mandatory before a skill test, it is highly recommended). The Single Engine rating is valid for a period of 2 years.