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

 

MONTH EXAM DATE CLOSING DATE
SEPTEMBER 7TH – 9TH SEPTEMBER 17TH AUGUST
OCTOBER 12TH – 14TH OCTOBER 21ST SEPTEMBER
NOVEMBER 23RD – 25TH NOVEMBER 2ND NOVEMBER  - POSTPONED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
   
DECEMBER

9th – 11th DECEMBER (PROVISIONAL DATE)

17TH NOVEMBER 
  (NOTE - APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROVISIONAL DECEMBER EXAMS MUST BE MADE THROUGH YOUR ATO/DTO - PLEASE CONTACT THEM FOR MORE DETAIL

 

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.

 

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PPL Examinations

 

From January 2017, PPL examinations will be offered using the Authority online examination system (LPLUS-PEXO).

 

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).

 

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 arrangement 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


2021 Examination Dates

PPL EXAM DATES - DUBLIN AND CORK

 MONTH EXAMINATION DATE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS
   
 JANUARY 25TH – 27TH JANUARY 4TH JANUARY
   
 MARCH 8TH – 10TH MARCH 15TH FEBRUARY
   
 APRIL 26TH – 28TH APRIL 4TH APRIL
   
 JUNE 14TH – 16TH JUNE 24TH MAY
   
 JULY 26TH – 28TH JULY 5TH JULY
   
 SEPTEMBER 6TH – 8TH SEPTEMBER 16TH AUGUST
   
 OCTOBER 11TH – 13TH OCTOBER 20TH SEPTEMBER
   
 NOVEMBER 22ND – 24TH NOVEMBER 1ST NOVEMBER
   

 

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