There is a general misconception that all EASA states operate in the same way as one another. This is not always the case. Thus, we have provided some information which will highlight a few of the differences one may encounter with the exams & direct links to various EASA state websites should you wish to find out more.

14 ATPL SUBJECTS

18 MONTH LIMIT

MAX. 6 SITTINGS

AUSTRIA

NAME OF AUTHORITY

Austro Control

EXAM CENTER (S)

22

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

10

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

2

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

CZECH REP.

NAME OF AUTHORITY

Úřad civilního letectv

EXAM CENTER (S)

1

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

3

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

2

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

FINLAND

NAME OF AUTHORITY

Traficom

EXAM CENTER (S)

3

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

2

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

Time Limited

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

HUNGARY

NAME OF AUTHORITY

NTA eHivatal

EXAM CENTER (S)

1

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

1

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

Time Limited

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

ITALY

NAME OF AUTHORITY

ENAC

EXAM CENTER (S)

2

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

5

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

3

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

By Examiner

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

At the end of the day

NORWAY

NAME OF AUTHORITY

Luftfartstilsynet

EXAM CENTER (S)

4

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

Unkown

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

Unknown - 4

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

ROMANIA

NAME OF AUTHORITY

RCAA

EXAM CENTER (S)

1

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

TBN

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

TBN

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

SWITZERLAND

NAME OF AUTHORITY

FOCA

EXAM CENTER (S)

1

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

TBN

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

Schedule is sent to you

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

BELGIUM

NAME OF AUTHORITY

BCAA

EXAM CENTER (S)

1

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

7

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

4

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

By Examiner

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

End of Week

DENMARK

NAME OF AUTHORITY

Trafikstyrelsen

EXAM CENTER (S)

TBN

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

10

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

Time Limted

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

By the examiner

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

At the end of the day

FRANCE

NAME OF AUTHORITY

DGAC

EXAM CENTER (S)

Multiple Options

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

5

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

Time Limited

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

ICELAND

NAME OF AUTHORITY

Samgöngustofa

EXAM CENTER (S)

1

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

5

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

3

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

By Examiner

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

At the end of the week

LITHUNANIA

NAME OF AUTHORITY

TKA

EXAM CENTER (S)

1

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

10

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

Time Limited

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

POLAND

NAME OF AUTHORITY

Urząd Lotnictwa Cywilnego

EXAM CENTER (S)

1

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

9

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

3

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

SPAIN

NAME OF AUTHORITY

AESA

EXAM CENTER (S)

Multiple Locations

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

10

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

Time Limited

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

UK

NAME OF AUTHORITY

UK CAA

EXAM CENTER (S)

7 including Malaysia

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

10

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

Time Limited

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

At the end of the week

CYPRUS

NAME OF AUTHORITY

DCA Cyprus

EXAM CENTER (S)

1

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

2

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

3

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

ESTONIA

NAME OF AUTHORITY

Transpordiamet

EXAM CENTER (S)

1

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

2

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

Time Limited

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

GREECE

NAME OF AUTHORITY

HCAA

EXAM CENTER (S)

1

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

TBN

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

2

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

IRELAND

NAME OF AUTHORITY

IAA

EXAM CENTER (S)

2

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

3

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

4

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

By Examiner

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

After 10 working days

NETHERLANDS

NAME OF AUTHORITY

KIWA

EXAM CENTER (S)

Multiple Locations

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

unkown - 8 or 10

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

2

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

PORTUGAL

NAME OF AUTHORITY

ANAC

EXAM CENTER (S)

1

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

2

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

4

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

3 - 4 days

SWEDEN

NAME OF AUTHORITY

Transportstyrelsen

EXAM CENTER (S)

Multiple Locations

DAYS GIVEN PER SITTING

14

MAX. EXAMS PER DAY

Time Limited

HOW ARE EXAMS MARKED

Electronically

RESULTS ARE GIVEN

Immediately

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is a sitting? 

A sitting is a defined period within which one can write exams. EASA provides students with a maximum of 6 sittings. The length of time given for each sitting depends on what each individual EASA country decides is necessary. See the comparison tables above.

How can one book an EASA exam date?

If you don't already have a ATPL (Airline Pilot Licence), an approved flight school will book the theory subjects for you. They will only do this when they feel you are ready. Without an ATPL already, you will also be required to sit 6 months theory at a ground school before you can attempt any ATPL exams. This can be done via distance learning as well.

If you have an ATPL, and just wish to convert your licence on your own, you can book the EASA exams yourself without approval from a flight school.

Do I have to sit Ground School Theory?

If you don't have an ATPL yet, then yes you must sit ground school. It can be done via online distance learning. Stay tuned to Pilot Jobs Europe, we will soon provide a list of distance learning courses that you can sign up for.

What are the 14 EASA ATPL Theory Exam subjects?

010 - Air Law

021 - Airframe, Systems, Electrics, Power Plant

022 - Instrumentation

031 - Mass & Balance

032 + 034 - Performance (Airplane OR Helicopter)

033 - Flight Planning & Monitoring

040 - Human Performance & Limitations

050 - Meteorology

061 - General Navigation

062 - Radio Navigation

070 - Operational Procedures

081 + 082 - Principles of Flight (Airplane OR Helicopter)

091 - VFR Communications

092 - IFR Communications