FAA - FO 8000.90B
Air Traffic Safety Oversight Credentialing And Control Tower Operator Certification Programs
|Publication Date:||17 February 2015|
Purpose of This Order.
a. This order specifies procedures for Control Tower Operator (CTO) Certificates, governed by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 65; and Air Traffic Safety Oversight Credentials (Credentials) authorized by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 1100.161 Air Traffic Safety Oversight. In addition, consistent with the regulations, this order eliminates the requirement tor an air traffic control tower operator to hold aCTO certificate if the individual also holds a Credential with a tower rating. The requirement to hold both the CTO certificate and the Credential is redundant since the underlying requirements for the Credential encompass those of the CTO Certificate. CTO certificates will only be issued to those individuals who do not hold a Credential and who meet the requirements of 14 CFR part 65, subpart B.
b. Part I of this order specifies procedures for CTO certification in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 65 for those facilities whose employees do not hold a Credential with a tower rating (excluding Department of Defense (DoD) personnel). CTO certification and ratings for the DoD are contained in FAA Order 7220.1 Certification and Rating Procedures for Department ofDefense (DoD) Personnel. CTO certificates are airman certificates issued under Title 49 of the United States Code (49 USC)§ 44702 and 14 CFRpart 65.
c. Part II of this order specifies procedures
for Credentials in accordance with FAA Order 1100.161, Air Traffic
Safety Oversight, for those personnel who certifY or pertorm direct
safety-related air traffic control services and/or certification on