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Theoretical examinations for commercial pilots and instrument rating

Information about Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and Instrument rating (IR/BIR/CB-IR).

The theoretical examinations for ATPL/CPL/IR/BIR/CB-IR occur at some of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration's traffic stations. The theoretical test is available in English.

The completion of the theoretical examination is regulated in Part-FCL.025, ARA.FCL.300, BSL C 1-1a and the Norwegian Public Administration Act, Chapter IV and Chapter VI.

Those who take the theoretical examination must send registration to the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority via flight school (ATO) of the current examination type. Use form NF-1139. When re-examining, no new registration shall be submitted.

Suppose the candidate is under quarantine due to cheating in Norway or another European country. In that case, they will not be able to take the theoretical examination until the quarantine period has expired.

The candidates will be invoiced per subject after the theoretical examination. Upon re-examining the subject where the candidate is booked and has an invalid absence, they will be invoiced.

The fee for the theoretical examination is stated in the Regulations on fees to the Civil Aviation Authority etc. (BSL A 1-2). Please note the § 9 "Effect of non-payment".

Candidates at Norwegian ATOs are booked for the theoretical examination by the school. Private individuals and candidates from foreign ATOs will receive an e-mail on how they secure the time for the theoretical test themselves.

Information about examination locations, examination periods and examination regulations is published on our website. Before conducting the theoretical examination, familiarising yourself with the examination regulations is essential. Upon attendance, you must present valid identification. Information on which credentials are accepted can be found here. Please read the exam regulations for permitted aids.

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has the authority to expel candidates who do not meet the requirements for the theoretical examination.

The exam result is available to the candidate immediately after the theoretical examination. The candidate will then receive an e-mail with the examination result. The CAA–Norway issues diplomas when all subjects for the current theoretical examination are passed.

The theory for ATPL/CPL/IR/BIR/CB-IR is valid for 36 months from the last subject until the current theoretical examination is passed.