• 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 a number of 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 are working hard to minimise the impact of any changes and where possible these changes are being made in consultation with ATO’s 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 in the event that 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 you’re 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.

    Please see the current policies from different ATO’s below.

    • Bristol Ground School – All candidates attending Bristol Ground School must adhere to their policies before arriving for exams 
    • CATS, Luton – All candidates attending CATS, Luton must adhere to their policies before arriving for exams
    • L3 Harris, Coventry – COVID-19 Policy and Risk Assessment to be added, please see the L3 Harris website for more information
    • Ayshire College, Ayrshire – COVID-19 Policy and Risk Assessment to be confirmed
    • CAE Oxford, Oxford – Unfortunately CAE are unable to facilitate UKCAA candidates that aren’t members of CAE Oxford Aviation Academy until further notice.
    • Rosyth Business Centre, Pathway Pilot Training – All candidates attending Rosyth Business Centre for examinations must adhere to the COVID-19 Policy and Risk Assessment
    • Sepang, Malaysia – All candidates attending Malaysia Aviation Academy must wear a face covering at all times while in the exam venue. Candidates are recommended to carry hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes and must leave the building promptly upon completing their exam. Please pay close attention to your examination confirmation and ensure that you have all required and permitted items with you upon arrival.

  • Attending theoretical knowledge examinations at Aviation House, Gatwick

    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.

    • You cannot enter the building before 10.00am, if you are sitting a 10.15am exam please stay in your vehicle until 9.55am, then make your way to the front door where the invigilator will meet you and call you into the building at 10.00am, check your ID and permitted items. Please pay close attention to the required and permitted items detailed on your exam confirmation.

    • For sessions later in the day please wait at the front door 20 minutes before the scheduled exam start time. 

    • You must leave the building immediately after you have completed your exam, you cannot stay in the building between exams.  The waiting area is only to be used for a short period before each exam, there is no study/ waiting area or access to wi-fi.

    • There are no refreshments available on site except water. 
    • You must complete the Covid-19 declaration form for each day that you attend examinations. Forms will be available from the invigilator upon arrival.

    • Please do not attend your examinations if you do not meet the requirements.
    • Only bring essential and permitted items into the building, leave coats, bags, study notes, PC's phones etc in your car. Lockers are not in use.

    • You must wear a plain unmarked face covering / mask for the entire time whilst in the building and throughout your exam; you will be refused entry if you do not wear a face covering.

    • Candidates must provide their own writing equipment - clear plastic pen (bic biro type) and eraser tipped pencil.

    • There will be some changes to the normal exam procedures, your invigilator will guide you through them via the briefing. Please listen carefully even if you have sat exams with us before. 
  • 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.