• UK CAA Examinations update

    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.

    Initial issue and resits

    All examinations are conducted at the CAA, Aviation House, Gatwick.

    Examination timetable


     Date of examinations  Closing date for applications
     12 February  29 January
     09 April  26 March
     18 June  04 June
     13 August  30 July
     15 October  01 October
     10 December  26 November


    Please be aware that the timetable for CPL balloons ground exams may be subject to change pending EASA balloon licensing.

    Application Process

    Please use application form SRG 1142.

    Applications should be submitted to fcl-eexams@caa.co.uk or posted to:

    Civil Aviation Authority
    SSC Scheduling and Exams
    Ground Floor East Wing
    Aviation House
    London Gatwick Airport
    West Sussex RH6 0YR

    Examination fees are in accordance with the CAA Scheme of Charges.

    Please submit the Payment Form FCS1500 with your examinations application.

    Please note - The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), as the Competent Authority for Examinations is in the process of introducing electronic examinations (e-Exams) to replace the paper-based system. This transition has begun with Flight Crew Professional examinations for Aeroplane & Helicopter ATPL, CPL and IR.