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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

The new GA e-Exams system, which now caters to Part-FCL PPL (A) & (H), Part-BFCL BPL and Part-66L Aircraft Maintenance Licence exams and replaces paper-based theoretical knowledge exams is live. All GA examinations for licences mentioned above must be via the new online system to be valid for licence issue.

Training organisations

  • Organisations that are not yet registered on the system and require an account should email pplexams@caa.co.uk
  • Any new administrators or invigilators to be added to existing organisational accounts are also asked to contact pplexams@caa.co.uk. We require an email from the relevant HoT to authorise set up.

Booking Exams – ORS4 No 1488 Extension 

All candidates granted with additional 6 months extension in to completing their PPL examinations, whose 18 months expiry ended, need to request booking their remaining exams via email with EXAMS BOOKING as subject. In order to complete the bookings by Exams Team candidate Training Organisation need to add funds to their portal account. This can done by clicking on the Transactions tile - “Receipting” – entering  payment details -  ‘Credit Account’.

We advise candidates not to travel to their training organisations until their exam(s) are booked.  

Candidate registration

All candidates wishing to take GA e-exams must register for an account. It is important that candidates register well in advance of sitting their first exam, and do not arrive at their training organisation until the exam(s) are booked. The customer portal provides further information and guidance, or you can contact us for advice.

Review Training Material and User Guides

To support organisations and candidates for e-Exams, we recommend that you review the training material and user guides that we have made available below. This will help you to understand the key processes of the new system and make the transition as smooth as possible. The guides also come in a 'quick guide' format, which outlines the key information to get you started.

Ground Examiner (GR) Authorisations & GA e-Exams

The safety improvement and standardised exam security arrangements that GA e-Exams brings requires each examination to be conducted by a Ground Examiner (GR) in accordance with their Ground Examiner authorisation. This is different to the arrangements for PPL paper-based Theoretical Knowledge exams. A GR is a trusted and competent person authorised by the CAA for this purpose. The process and criteria to become a GR is published in CAA Standards Document 11.

FRTOL Examiners (RT Examiners) & IMC IR(R) papers

FRTOL examining arrangements are not part of the GA e-Exams implementation. FRTOL examiners may hold a PPL VHF communications Theoretical Knowledge (TK) examination paper (Subject 090) that is common to the examination paper held by Ground Examiners. As FRTOL is not in scope of e-exams:

  • FRTOL examiners should continue to use the VHF Communications paper (Subject 090) they have access to.
  • FRTOL Examiners should recognise a TK exams pass achieved in VHF Communications (Subject 090) delivered by e-exams.
  • A paper-based VHF Comms paper pass undertaken by an FRTOL Examiner will always count towards licence issue.

The IMC IR(R) paper is also currently not available online and should be conducted on paper. To request these papers please contact us.

VFR Navigation Chart for GA e-Exams

Where an examination requires reference to a paper VFR Navigation chart, the current edition 1:500,000 Southern England & Wales VFR navigation charts are available on the NATS website.

Training organisations, ground examiners and candidates with queries relating to the exam service or portal registration should contact our team on 0330 022 1972. Our lines are open Monday – Friday 0830-1630 and we can also be contacted by email at pplexams@caa.co.uk

User guides for training organisations

GA e-Exams candidate Tasman guide

CAP1903A

GA e-Exams organisation Tasman guide

CAP1903B

GA e-Exams quick guide: Accessing the portal

CAP1903C

GA e-Exams quick guide: Managing memberships

CAP1903D

GA e-Exams quick guide: Booking and results

CAP1903E

Professional and Private e-Services Terms and Conditions

CAP1903F

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Learning Objectives for the GA theoretical e-Exams

Part-FCL PPL (A) & (H)

010 Air Law - Aeroplane and Helicopter

CAP2090J

020 Aircraft General Knowledge - Aeroplane and Helicopter

CAP2090A

030 Flight Performance and Planning - Aeroplane and Helicopter

CAP2090B

040 Human Performance - Aeroplane and Helicopter

CAP2090C

050 Meteorology - Aeroplane and Helicopter

CAP2090D

060 Navigation - Aeroplane and Helicopter

CAP2090E

070 Operational Procedures - Aeroplane and Helicopter

CAP2090F

081 Principles of Flight - Aeroplane

CAP2090G

082 Principles of Flight - Helicopter

CAP2090H

090 Communications - Aeroplane and Helicopter

CAP2090I

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Part-BFCL BPL e-Exams

BPL 010 Air Law Balloon Learning Objectives

CAP2339A

BPL 023 Aircraft General Knowledge Balloon Learning Objectives

CAP2339B

BPL 035 Flight Performance and Planning Balloon Learning Objectives

CAP2339C

BPL 040 Human Performance Balloon Learning Objectives

CAP2339D

BPL 050 Meteorology Balloon Learning Objectives

CAP2339E

BPL 063 Navigation Balloon Learning Objectives

CAP2339F

BPL 071 Operational Procedures Balloon Learning Objectives

CAP2339G

BPL 083 Principles of Flight Balloon Learning Objectives

CAP2339H

BPL 090 Communications Balloon Learning Objectives

CAP2339I

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Part-66L Aircraft Maintenance Licence e-Exams

P66L 1L Basic Knowledge Learning Objectives

CAP2340A

P66L 2L Human Factors Learning Objectives

CAP2340B

P66L 3L Aviation Legislation Learning Objectives

CAP2340C

P66L 4L Airframe Wooden Metal Tube and Fabric Learning Objectives

CAP2340D

P66L 5L Airframe Composite Learning Objectives

CAP2340E

P66L 6L Airframe Metal Learning Objectives

CAP2340F

P66L 7L Airframe General Learning Objectives

CAP2340G

P66L 8L Power Plant Learning Objectives

CAP2340H

P66L 9L Balloon Airship Hot Air Learning Objectives

CAP2340I

P66L 10L Balloon Airship Gas Learning Objectives

CAP2340J

P66L 11L Airships Hot Air Gas Learning Objectives

CAP2340K

P66L 12L Radio Com ELT Transponder Instruments Learning Objectives

CAP2340L

Close Part-66L Aircraft Maintenance Licence e-Exams

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