Getting an aviation language proficiency demonstration

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.

Transport Canada’s Aviation Language Proficiency Demonstration ( ALPD ) checks aviation language ability in English and/or French. Demonstration and licensing requirements are based on:

To learn about the latest standards, read the Advisory Circular – The Conduct of Aviation Language Proficiency Demonstrations.

Information for test takers

If you wish to take an aviation language proficiency demonstration, contact a flight training unit and ask to schedule a formal language proficiency demonstration.

Be sure to read the Guide to a Formal Aviation Language Proficiency Demonstration. It includes sample questions and information on how you will be assessed.