Instructor Requirements (I1/INS)

The Instructor (INS) rating is an administrative rating for members holding a CTR or CTR+ rating. It is granted to members who have demonstrated superior knowledge of ATC procedures and teaching skills, and who are also actively involved in the daily ATC Training matters in their home vACC. Instructor ratings are non-permanent and can only be used on ATC positions inside the VATSIM Europe Division. VATEUD members with an INS rating must use their permanent rating (CTR/CTR+) when staffing positions outside of the VATSIM European Division. The INS rating will be revoked on request of the local vACC's training director or directly by the VATEUD ATC training director if the member is no longer involved in local ATC training matters.

Requirements

  • Above average knowlegde of VATSIM, VATEUR and VATEUD rules and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of ATC matters
  • Good pedagogical skills
  • Good command of English, both written and spoken
  • Pass the VATEUD ATSimTest Theory Examination for Instructors (or have completed a former INS-Course)
  • In good standing with VATSIM
  • Hold a CTR or CTR+ permanent rating
  • Involved in ATC-Training for at least one year
  • Recommended by the local vACC ATC-Training Director
  • Approved by VATEUD ATC Department

Note: The VATEUD ATC Department may limit the number of I1-rated instructors in a specific vACC, if deemed necessary.

How to apply for the I1 Rating

The vACC ATC Training Director should write an e-mail to atc@vateud.net. The e-mail must contain the following information about the applicant:

  • VATSIM CID, permanent rating and full name
  • How long he/she has been involved with the vACC Training, and with which tasks
  • List of ATC online hours for the last 12 months (Hours must be listed per month)
  • If the applicant has passed a former INS-Course (Include date of the INS-Course and name of the examiner)
  • Personal recommendation letter from the vACC ATC Training Director

Note: In case the vACC ATC Training Director is the applicant, the e-mail and recommendation must be written by the vACC Director.

Senior Instructor Requirements (I3/INS+)

The Senior Instructor (INS+) rating is granted by the VATEUD ATC Department to controllers who have shown superior knowlegde of the ATC procedures and teaching skills, and who are also involved in Divisional ATC Training. The rating is granted by the VATEUD ATC Department Director. It will be revoked when the INS+ rating holder is no longer involved in ATC training matters.

Requirements

  • Above average knowledge of VATSIM, VATEUR and VATEUD rules and regulations.
  • Excellent knowledge of ATC matters
  • Good pedagogical skills
  • Good command of English, both written and spoken
  • Passes the VATEUD ATSimTest Theory Examination for Instructors (or have completed a former INS-Course)
  • In good standing with VATSIM
  • Hold a CTR or CTR+ permanent rating
  • Involved in Divisional ATC Training
  • Approved by VATEUD4 and/or VATEUD14
A VATSIM Europe Division service.
Content updated: 13. July 2020.