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Resuming theoretical examinations - rules and policies
The CAA has restarted examinations at Aviation House Gatwick and at a number of UK and international venues. To ensure compliance with government mandated social distancing requirements and other health and safety measures, we have had to reduce capacity and amend the schedule at our venues. We are dealing with exam sessions in date order, please be aware that your exam session time and date is subject to change. The CAA is working hard to minimise the impact of any changes and where possible these changes are being made in consultation with Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) but ultimately amendments will be at sole discretion of the CAA. Any travel and related expenses incurred by the candidate to attend any CAA examination will not be refundable by the CAA if the CAA amends an examination due to Covid-19 restrictions.
When attending your examinations, you must adhere to all CAA policies in addition to any specific policy of the organisation in which the venue is hosted. Please ensure that you pay close attention to the required and permitted items for your examination as stated on your confirmation. Please note that a face covering must be worn at all venues and throughout your examination.
Some venues require proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours before you sit your exams. If you do not provide this, you will not be able to sit your exams.
Please see the current policies of different ATOs below:
You may have attended examinations at Aviation House in the past and have familiarity with the building layout and exam procedures. However, because of Covid-19 we have made significant changes to ensure the safety of candidates and our staff.
Access to Aviation House is currently strictly controlled. Capacity limitations are in place for both CAA staff and visitors. Unauthorised access is not permitted.
Visitors to Aviation House are asked to install the NHS Covid-19 App. Please see the
NHS website for further information. You will be asked to use the in-app feature to check in to Aviation House using the QR code displayed at the entrance to the building. You then switch your mobile phone off and store it as instructed by the invigilator.
Access to the Building:
Please do not attend your examinations if you do not meet the requirements.
Exam requirements (as listed on your exam confirmation):
guidance on how to register for e-exams
Before sitting any Licensing examination, candidates are required to read all of the documents contained in the 'Candidate Examination Guidance' section on this page.
If you have any queries relating to examinations, please email
Please see below to view details of the exam format.
Please refer to your examination confirmation e-mail for specific items for each examination.
The e-Exam system has a number of part module exams available for candidates to sit, see Products.
These cover the most common limitation removal scenarios:
We are able to provide limitation removal exams for all limitations not listed above on a case by case basis.
They are available as 'on request' e-Exams; when you are registered for an e-Exams service please contactAML-eExams@caa.co.uk if you have a specific examination requirement not listed in the available exams (Products).
The CAA maintains the capability to deliver BCAR section L written examinations for BCAR Section L Licence holders.
These examinations are delivered on a case by case basis as paper based examinations.
They are available on request; when you are registered for an e-Exams service please contactAML-eExams@caa.co.uk.
Candidates and Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) may raise concerns or challenge the accuracy and effectiveness of an examination question, paper, or supporting materials. The CAA thoroughly reviews all such instances via the following two protocols and results may be amended where genuine issues are identified.
To maintain the integrity and effectiveness of the examination content.
Candidates are able to make comments during an examination.
Entering a comment during the examination does not constitute a Full Review but every comment is reviewed by the CAA.
A candidate can request a Full Review which is a comprehensive investigation into the accuracy and integrity of examination content and materials delivered to the candidate during a specific test.
The full examination review fee should be paid by the candidate at the time of request , which is fully refundable if an error is found and the candidate marks are adjusted accordingly.
The CAA endeavours to complete this service within 10 working days of receipt of the request. A message notification, explaining the findings and closing actions will be added to the 'User Messages' area in the candidate e-Exam portal.
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