• 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. We anticipate PPL e-Exams to be live for all training organisations in September or October. 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. Please see our guidance on the customer portal for more information.

    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 candidate quick guide CAP 1903G 
    PPL organisation Tasman guideCAP 1903B
    PPL quick guide: Accessing the portalCAP 1903C
    PPL quick guide: Managing membershipsCAP 1903D
    PPL quick guide: Booking and resultsCAP 1903E
    Professional and Private e-Services Terms and Conditions
    CAP 1903F