• EU exit

    Please note that, in the event of UK participation in EASA and mutual recognition of licences and certificates ceasing, some CAA website content and application forms may continue to carry the EASA logo or reference the EU or EASA rather than the UK CAA in the short term. 

    These will be updated in due course following the outcome of the transition period negotiations on the long-term aviation relationship between the UK and the EU.  In the meantime, the guidance provided and the application forms accessed via the CAA website portal will continue to be valid.

  • The CAA charges a fee for the issue, renewal, conversion or revalidation of a pilot licence or rating.

    If you are making your application using a paper form, you will be able to include payment details along with your application.

    If you are using an online application form, you will be able to make a payment using the WorldPay system. Instructions on how to use WorldPay are included in the online form.

    Additional costs, such as the charge for using our secure courier service, are payable at the same time as the fee for your application. All underpaid postage fees are recovered before your new licence can be issued. 

    Please see below our licence issue pricing details. 

  • EASA professional licences

  •  Initial issue of ATPL(A) or (H), CPL(A) and CPL(H) including upgrade from CPL / IR
    (including Change of State)
     Initial issue of MPL  £256


    Conversion of UK issued national or JAR CPL(A) or (H) to EASA CPL(A) or (H) £146
    Conversion of UK issued national or JAR ATPL(A) or (H) to EASA ATPL(A) or (H) £146
    Issue UK national licence with / following EASA conversion if you hold / held a non-lifetime licence £38


    Issue of BPL with instructor /examiner certificate via the BBAC  £77


  • Ratings

  • Issue of professional rating excluding BPL licences £127
    Variation, revalidation or renewal  £93
    Separate addition of LVO  £93
    Additional rating on BPL  £93


  • Issue of:

    • Aerobatic,
    • Sailplane towing,
    • banner towing,
    • flight test rating,
    • IR (restricted),
    • mountain rating
    • night rating


    Addition, variation, revalidation or renewal  £41
    Issue of instructor rating on private licence
    (except balloon, airship, sailplane and AFI (microlight) powered parachute only)
    Issue of instructor rating on professional licence (except Mountain Instructor (MI))  £127 
    Issue of Mountain Instructor rating    £127
    Addition of FCL 945  £56
    Variation, revalidation or renewal of instructor rating  £93
    Removal of limitation  £93
    SFI / TRI initial issue  £127 
    SFI / TRI revalidation, renewal, variation  £93 


    TRE / SFE multi pilot revalidation, renewal initial issue (if conducted by a CAA staff examiner)  £1,727 
     TRE / SFE multi pilot revalidation, renewal initial issue (if conducted by an industry senior examiner)  £472
     TRE / SFE multi pilot variation (adding an additional type) £156 
     TRE / SFE multi pilot variation (amending the authorisations remarks) £56
     FE PPL revalidation, renewal. initial issue £356 
     FE CPL revalidation, renewal, initial issue £1,121
  • Other licensing actions

  • Professional licence to PPL  £77


    Removal of remark or limitation £93


    Issue of 12 months certificate   £127
    Variation, revalidation or renewal   £93


    Initial issue  £326 
    Extension to validation (only once for EASA validations)  £163
    Variation  £56


    Separate addition or amendment of English Language Proficiency  £22
    Licence replacement  £48
    Change of personal details (name and nationality) £48
    Change of name by marriage or divorce
    (An additional charge of £48 applies if you also hold an examiner authorisation)
    Change of address  free
    Exemption to UK ANO  £56
    Derogation under Article 14 (less than 2 months)  £56
    Derogation under Article 14 (more than 2 months)  £158 


    CPL or IR Skill Test with UK examiner (full pass)  £826
    CPL or IR Skill Test with UK examiner (partial pass)  £562