• EU exit

    Please note that, in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a negotiated agreement, 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 UK’s departure from 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.

    Please see below for pricing details.

  • EASA private licences

  • Initial issue of all Light Aircraft Pilot Licences (LAPL)  £161
    Initial issue of PPL(A), (H) (including Change of State) £191 
    Initial issue of BPL or SPL £196 
    Initial issue of Flight Radiotelephony Operator's Licence (FRTOL) 

    £77 

    (free if application is made at the same time for the issue of a flight crew licence or if a UK issued flight crew licence is already held)  

     

    Issue of LAPL(S) or SPL via the BGA   £43
    Issue of LAPL(S) or SPL with instructor/examiner certificate via the BGA   £53

     

    Conversion of UK lifetime PPL(B) via the BBAC for issue of BPL

    Issue of BPL with instructor / examiner certificate via the BBAC   £69

     

    Conversion of Private UK issued licence to EASA licence

    Conversion from lifetime UK PPL to EASA PPL  £69
    Conversion from non-lifetime UK licence to EASA PPL  £77
    Conversion from UK issued JAR licence to a LAPL  £42
    Issue UK national licence with or following EASA conversion if you hold / held a non-lifetime licence  £38
    Issue UK national licence with or following EASA conversion if you hold a lifetime licence   No charge

     

    Issue of private rating excluding Instrument Rating  £127 
    Issue of Instrument Rating  £127
    Renewal of any private rating  £93 
    Variation, revalidation or amendment to a rating already held  £93 

     

  • Ratings

  • Issue of private rating excluding Instrument Rating  £127
    Issue of Instrument Rating  £127 
    Renewal of any private rating  £93 
    Variation, revalidation or amendment to a rating already held  £93 

  • Issue of:

    • Aerobatic,
    • Sailplane towing,
    • banner towing,
    • flight test rating,
    • IR (restricted),
    • mountain rating
      and
    • night rating
    £127

     

    Addition, variation, revalidation or renewal  £41
    Issue of instructor rating on private licence
    (except balloon, airship, sailplane and AFI (microlight) powered parachute only)
    £127 
    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 £47 applies if you also hold an examiner authorisation)
    £48
    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