EASA IR English exam validity

Aviation IR English validity

Aviation IR English and so-called aviation IFR communication exams conducted in accordance with EASA FCL.055(d) requirements have lifetime validity. In most countries, you do not have to revalidate nor renew it.

For instrument rating holders, the EASA IR English exam (IR English) is required only before its first instrument rating  flight crew license endorsement.

In most of the EASA countries upon successful completion of the exam, IFR English language proficiency does not have to be revalidated or renewed. It is endorsed together with the Instrument rating (IR qualification).

France - IR English exemption

Only exemption is currently France. French authorities requiring demonstrating of IR English during each language proficiency exam. Thus IR English privileges are valid together with your ICAO English language proficiency.