• UK CAA Examinations update – 5 January 2021

    In line with the recent government announcement of a National lockdown, along with the restrictions in Scotland, the UK CAA senior management team have concluded that all exams scheduled to be sat must be cancelled from next week until the end of February 2021. This applies to both flight crew and aircraft maintenance engineers.

    Candidates with bookings will receive a notification when their exam is cancelled, and the fees will be returned to the portal account which made the booking.

    Current bookings in place for March will remain but no further bookings will be permitted at this time due to the uncertainty, this also includes dates for booking after March which are not open yet.

    This will be reviewed in February and a decision will be made in line with government guidelines as the situation develops.

  • The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) conducts electronic examinations (e-Exams) for (Part-66) professional Aircraft Maintenance Licences.

    E-exams: register and book an exam

    Read our guidance on how to register for e-exams

    Already registered?

    Before sitting any Licensing examination candidates are required to read all of the documents contained in the 'Candidate Examination Guidance' section on this page.

    Candidate examination guidance

    If you have any queries relating to examinations, please email aml-eexams@caa.co.uk.

    Please see below to view details of the exam format.

  • Supplied, approved and prohibited items

    Please refer to your examination confirmation e-mail for specific items for each examination.

    Supplied items

    • Rough working paper
    • Essay exam answer paper (Essay Modules only)
    • Pen and pencil

    Prohibited items

    • Pencil case
    • Mobile phone
    • Watch
    • Recording or communication equipment/devices
    • Writing equipment

    Limitations, conversions and BCAR section L exams

  • 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:

    • limitation 1 and 9,
    • limitation 6
    • limitation 10 and 11.

    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 contact
    AML-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 contact


  • Technical review requests

    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. 

    This includes:

    • routine review of all presented questions,
    • statistical analysis,
    • trend monitoring of question results,
    • a review of all candidate comments. 

    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 Review must be formally instructed by the candidate by requesting a "Review" in their results portal page. 
    • It must be requested within 14 calendar days of the examination in question. 

    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.