UKCAA Examinations Update – September 2023
Please see the section below for details and follow the invigilators’ instruction.
When attending your examinations, you must adhere to all CAA policies in addition to any specific policy of host organisation or venue. Please ensure that you pay close attention to the required and permitted items for your examination as stated on your confirmation.
Attending theoretical knowledge examinations at Aviation House, Gatwick
Access to the Building
Aviation House access is strictly controlled, unauthorised access is not permitted.
We require for all candidates to arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled examination. You can now enter the building from 8:00 and there are refreshments/tea/coffee available. Exam Requirements (as listed on your exam confirmation)
Lockers are now reinstated and strictly controlled. Please follow the invigilators instructions on accessing these. We thoroughly recommend to only bring essential and permitted items into the building, leave coats, bags, study notes, PC’s etc in your car.
Candidates must provide their own writing equipment - clear plastic pen (bic biro type) and eraser tipped pencil.
There may be some changes to the normal exam procedures, your invigilator will guide you through them via the briefing. Please listen carefully even if you have sat exams with us before.
E-exams: register and book an exam
Before sitting any Licensing examination, candidates are required to read all of the documents contained in the 'Candidate Examination Guidance' section on this page.
Candidate examination guidance
- exam schedule (national and international)
- Supplied, approved and prohibited items
- Terms and conditions of e-Exams service use
- Guide to taking e-exams (pdf)
- Notice to candidates
- Conduct at examination venues
- Information about technical review requests
If you have any queries relating to examinations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see below to view details of the exam format.
Please refer to your examination confirmation e-mail for specific items for each examination.
Supplied, approved and prohibited items
- Rough working paper
- Essay exam answer paper (Essay Modules only)
- Pencil case (please note you will have to bring your own writing equipment as per booking confirmation)
- Mobile phone
- Recording or communication equipment/devices
Limitations, conversions and BCAR section L exams
The e-Exam system has a number of part module exams available for candidates to sit, see Products.
These cover the most common limitation removal scenarios:
- limitation 1 and 9,
- limitation 6
- limitation 10 and 11.
We are able to provide limitation removal exams for all limitations not listed above on a case by case basis.
They are available as 'on request' e-Exams; when you are registered for an e-Exams service please contact
AML-eExams@caa.co.ukif you have a specific examination requirement not listed in the available exams (Products).
The CAA maintains the capability to deliver BCAR section L written examinations for BCAR Section L Licence holders.
These examinations are delivered on a case by case basis as paper based examinations.
They are available on request; when you are registered for an e-Exams service please contact
Technical review requests
Candidates and Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) may raise concerns or challenge the accuracy and effectiveness of an examination question, paper, or supporting materials. The CAA thoroughly reviews all such instances via the following two protocols and results may be amended where genuine issues are identified.
To maintain the integrity and effectiveness of the examination content.
- routine review of all presented questions,
- statistical analysis,
- trend monitoring of question results,
- a review of all candidate comments.
Candidates are able to make comments during an examination.
Entering a comment during the examination does not constitute a Full Review but every comment is reviewed by the CAA.
A candidate can request a Full Review which is a comprehensive investigation into the accuracy and integrity of examination content and materials delivered to the candidate during a specific test.
- The Full Review must be formally instructed by the candidate by requesting a "Review" in their results portal page.
- It must be requested within 14 calendar days of the examination in question.
The full examination review fee should be paid by the candidate at the time of request , which is fully refundable if an error is found and the candidate marks are adjusted accordingly.
The CAA endeavours to complete this service within 10 working days of receipt of the request. A message notification, explaining the findings and closing actions will be added to the 'User Messages' area in the candidate e-Exam portal.