Each ATCF shall establish a training and standardization program to ensure that
individual and watch team training is accomplished. The program shall be based on
facility requirements and reviewed annually.
The ATCF training program consists of four parts:
position or facility qualification/designation
Part 2 A Facility Indoctrination that orients newly assigned controllers
Part 3 Local Qualification Standard (LQS) for each operating and supervisory
position to establish and standardize the minimum knowledge factors and
performance factors required for qualification/designation
Part 4 Lesson Topic Guides (LTG) to provide detailed information on
equipment, procedures and information to trainees
to standardize the basic structure to the maximum extent possible.
Total Training Hours
Time limitations for position qualification shall be based on the maximum Total Training
Hours (TTH) and calendar days allotted for that position. TTH are those hours
accumulated on position during On-The-Job Training (OJT) and are counted minute for
minute in total accumulation. RADAR Final Controller qualification shall be based on a
maximum number of approaches.
The ATCFO shall establish facility-unique maximum allotted TTH and calendar days for
each operating position giving consideration to historical facility average times to qualify,
and number and complexity of aircraft operations. The maximum allotted
TTH/approaches and calendar days shall be evaluated at least annually and adjusted, if
necessary. The ATCFO shall maintain a Memorandum for the Record (MFR) describing
how TTH and calendar days were determined.
A facility s maximum allotted position OJT hours/approaches and calendar days shall be
published in the ATC Facility Manual.
The ATCFO shall determine the minimum number of hours on position per watch for all
primary trainees within the facility. ATCFOs shall ensure all training is accomplished by
primary trainees and shall document all missed training opportunities with justification.
Documentation shall be maintained in the trainee s ATC Certification/Qualification