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The next scheduled dates for PPL Examination sittings are as follows:

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

2022 Examination Dates           

PPL EXAM DATES - DUBLIN AND CORK

 

MONTHEXAM DATECLOSING DATE
   
JANUARY24TH – 26TH JANUARY3RD JANUARY
   
MARCH7TH – 9TH MARCH14TH FEBRUARY
   
APRIL19TH – 21ST APRIL29TH MARCH
   
MAY23RD  – 25TH MAY3RD MAY
   
JULY11TH – 13TH JULY20TH JUNE
   
AUGUST29TH – 31ST AUGUST8TH AUGUST
   
OCTOBER17TH – 19TH OCTOBER26TH SEPTEMBER
   
NOVEMBER28TH – 30TH NOVEMBER7TH NOVEMBER
   

 

2023: PPL EXAM DATES - DUBLIN AND CORK

MONTH EXAM DATE CLOSING DATE
     
JANUARY 23RD – 25TH JANUARY 2ND JANUARY
     
MARCH 6TH – 8TH MARCH 13TH FEBRUARY
     
APRIL 17TH – 19TH APRIL 27TH MARCH
     
MAY 29TH – 31ST MAY 8TH MAY
     
JULY 10TH – 12TH JULY 19TH JUNE
     
AUGUST 21ST – 23RD AUGUST 31ST JULY
     
OCTOBER 2ND – 4TH OCTOBER 11TH SEPTEMBER
     
NOVEMBER 13TH – 15TH NOVEMBER 23RD OCTOBER
     

 

Please note that examinations may be affected by restrictions enforced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This may include restrictions such as reduction in available places, staggered start times, postponement, cancellation etc. 

Please check this page regularly for updates.

Please contact your ATO / DTO with any queries relating to theoretical knowledge training.

Application forms may be downloaded here.

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PPL Examinations

 

PPL examinations are delivered using the Authority online examination system (LPLUS-PEXO) at one of its approved examination centres.

 

Nine examinations are offered which are:

  • P10 - Air Law
  • P20 - Human Performance & Limitations
  • P30 - Meteorology
  • P40 - Communication
  • P50 - Principles of Flight
  • P60 - Operational Procedures
  • P70 - Flight Performance & Planning
  • P80 - Aircraft General Knowledge
  • P90 - Navigation 

 

A sample of the examination platform maybe accessed here (pop-up blockers will need to be disabled)

A cross reference to the old examination layout is available below and includes details of the number of questions in each exam and the duration of same.

Anyone that is transitioning from the old system to the new one, with outstanding papers to take shall, now take any examination(s) associated with the previous paper as outlined below:

PPL Breakdown

PPL Examination Fees

Please note, PPL Examination fees for the time being, will be charged as a set based (or part thereof) system as follows:

P10Airlaw€40
   
P20Human Performance & Limitations€40
   
P30Meteorology€40 for the set of 4, or part thereof
P40Communication
P70Flight Performance & Planning
P90Navigation
   
P50Principles of Flight€40 for the set of 3, or part thereof
P60Operational Procedures
P80Aircraft General Knowledge

 

The syllabus to be used for PPL examinations may be found in AMC1 FCL.210; FCL.215 to Part-FCL (Link to Regulation & AMC on EASA Website).

 

Sailplane Pilot Examinations

The breakdown of SPL exams is as follows:

 

SPL Breakdown

 

The syllabus to be used for SPL examinations may be found in AMC1 SFCL.130. to Part-SFCL

Each exam is offered and taken separately.

 

Notification for exams and results are now sent by email. Please ensure your email address is legible on your application and provide an address that you regularly access.

 

(Venue: IAA HQ, The Times Building, 11/12 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2) - Subject to Change

Note: PPL (Free Balloon), PPL (Weight-Shift Microlight and PPL (Gyroplanes) examinations will be held by the IAA in consultation with the representative associations.

 

 


Foreign Exams

 

A complete set of EASA PPL examinations carried out under the direct control of another EU Member State may be acceptable towards the issue of an EASA PPL licence subject to satisfactory verification.

Please note that it is not possible to get satisfactory verification from some states. Therefore, sitting of foreign exams is not recommended as their acceptance may not be possible.

Foreign theory exams may not be used to support an application for a national licence.

 

 

Fees

Fees for theoretical examinations may be found in schedule 23 of the IAA Fees Order which may be accessed here