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Theoretical examinations have resumed in a controlled manner.
Due to Covid-19 public health measures that may be imposed at short notice, planned examination sittings may need to be amended, postponed or cancelled.
Please see the PPL Examinations page for the next sitting.
The schedule of CPL/ATPL/IR/CBIR exams for 2021 is as follows:
|MONTH||EXAMINATION DATE||CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS|
|FEBRUARY||22ND - 24TH FEBRUARY (Deferred to March due COVID-19 restrictions - See below)|| |
|MARCH||8TH - 10TH MARCH (subject to COVID-19 restrictions being eased)||7TH FEBRUARY|
|APRIL||19TH – 21ST APRIL||29TH MARCH|
|JUNE||21ST - 23RD JUNE||31ST MAY|
|AUGUST||23RD – 25TH AUGUST||2ND AUGUST|
|OCTOBER||18TH – 2OTH OCTOBER||27TH SEPTEMBER|
|DECEMBER||13TH – 15TH DECEMBER||22ND NOVEMBER|
The IAA has worked closely with the ATOs to provide schedules to assist with the return to normal timetables.
Please contact your ATO / DTO with any queries.
Applicants are reminded that while all exams must be passed by the 4th attempt over 6 sittings within a defined period, there is no obligation to attend a specific sitting.
The IAA has moved to an online examination system for Pilot Exams
For information on PPL examinations, please click here.
Private and Professional examinations are offered in English only.
Professional Pilot Examinations
All examinations may not be available at selected locations for a particular sitting.
You may access a demo of the exam system here (pop-up blockers will need to be disabled).
The closing dates below are the last date for acceptance based on space being available. Where a place is not available for a particular date you may be offered an alternative date available.
Notification for exams are now sent by email. Please ensure your email is legible on your application and provide an address that you regularly access.
Failure to do so may lead to you not receiving notifications.