• A theoretical knowledge examination verification is a document issued to confirm examination details held by the UK CAA.

    You may be asked by your employer or another national aviation authority to confirm your theoretical knowledge examination results held by the UK CAA.

    In such circumstances a verification is issued directly to the authority to confirm the exam details held by the authority. 

    Please note: only ICAO compliant theoretical examination results can be verified.

    If you are an existing licence holder, your licence details may be verified at the same time.

    See our guidance on how to verify your licence

    How to apply for a theoretical knowledge verification

    To request a verification of your exams issued by the UK CAA please complete the online form SRG 1160

    What documents to submit 

    When applying for a verification online, you will not be asked to upload any documents.
    You will be asked to provide the details of the national aviation authority (NAA) or the organisations that require the verification. 

    The fee

    A payment is required before you can submit the application form. The fee will depend on how many parties need to receive a verification of your theoretical examination details.

    A fee is payable for each NAA or organisation that require verification. 

    Please visit our licence fees and costs section for more information. 

    The process of getting your exams verified 

    The exam verification process is divided into four stages: 

    Stage 1

    You submit your application via the online form SRG 1160

    If you are not an existing licence holder, and do not hold a licence that can be verified, please only select the option to verify your theoretical knowledge examinations. 

    This will help us to direct your application to the right team and to avoid any possible delay in providing your verification. 

    The above applies to all applicants that have passed the UK CAA theoretical knowledge examinations and intend to apply for a licence issue with another EASA member state. 

    Stage 2 

    You will then need to contact the NAA/company/airline who require your verification to let them know you have submitted your application to the UK CAA.

    Stage 3

    The NAA/company/airline who require your verification must contact the UK CAA directly by email to pldverifications@caa.co.uk  in order to request the verification. 

    Stage 4

    We will then process the request within our current turnaround times which is usually 10 days of receipt of a complete application and provide the verification directly to the NAA/company/airline.

    Please note - For security and to help prevent fraud the CAA will only verify your exam details directly to the NAA/company/airlines.