• PPL e-exams - information for training organisations

    Later this year European Union private pilot licence theoretical knowledge exams for aeroplanes and helicopters will be completed online via our portal. The service will replace certain existing paper-based exams.

    We will initially be undertaking a three-month pathfinder phase with 20 training schools from March. Full implementation is expected in June. Closer to the time of implementation we will be creating on-line accounts for you and sending your logon details directly.

    If you have any questions around the implementation, or if you believe we don’t have your current email address then please contact pplexams@caa.co.uk

    We also encourage you to direct your candidates that are looking to take exams to first register for an account on our portal. Further information on how to do this is available here.

    When doing this they should select ‘Private pilot theoretical knowledge e-exams’ as the service required. This registration has a short lead time of a few days but needs only to be done once.

    Training organisations and ground examiners with queries relating to the new exam service should contact our exams team on 0330 022 1909.  Alternatively, for queries relating to registering with our portal should contact us on 0330 022 1972.

    Guides for training organisations are available at:

    PPL candidate Tasman guide  CAP 1903A
    PPL organisation Tasman guide CAP 1903B
    PPL quick guide: Accessing the portal CAP 1903C
    PPL quick guide: Managing memberships CAP 1903D
    PPL quick guide: Booking and results CAP 1903E
    Professional and Private e-Services Terms and Conditions
    CAP 1903F