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CPL A - Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplanes

A commercial pilot licence (CPL) permits the holder to act as a pilot of an aircraft and be financially compensated for that. 

Kiwa Register processes and reviews applications for a commercial private pilot licence in accordance with EASA standards. Our experienced CPL licensing staff will process your request within seven days.

The Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplanes CPL A is a European licence that entitles you to: 

  • Perform the competences of a holder of PPL and LAPL;
  • Act as a Pilot in Command (PIC) or a co-pilot on aeroplanes performing flight operations with the exception of commercial air transport;
  • Act as a PIC during commercial transport of SP (Single Pilot) registered aircraft;
  • Act as a co-pilot during commercial transport by air, if the requirements have been met for recent experience (among other things: having performed three starts and landings within the 90 previous days).

CPL requirements

To file a CPL (A) licence application you must: 

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Have received and finished theory training and flight instruction in accordance with Appendix 3 of Part-FCL at an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), which has been certified by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate;
  • Have successfully taken theory exams in thirteen different fields of knowledge;
  • Have taken a skill test to act as PIC in the relevant class and to perform relevant procedures and maneuvers with a degree of competence fitting the licences issued;
  • Be in possession of a medical certificate class 1.

These conditions are based on EU regulation 1178/2011, dated November 3, 2011, Part-FCL, Subpart D, CPL. 

CPL application

To apply for a CPL licence application you can use the form on the right side of this page.  

After we have received your application (including all required attachments) and your payment, we aim to process your application within seven days. 

If application attachments are incomplete or payment is missing, we cannot guarantee the timely processing of your request. 

Commercial Pilot Licence cost

Please check our Part-FCL rates chart for the CPL cost. Here you can find the rates for a first issue CPL as well as the costs of CPL A renewals, etc. Find out more about CPL licence cost right here

Non-Dutch licence holders

Foreign holders of a CPL A licence can also submit their application to us. Consult the table below to ensure that we can process your application.  

Can you submit an application?

First issue  
Nationality country not applicable
Resident country not applicable
Licence holder or EASA qualifications:  
Qualifications obtained in EASA Member State (ATO organisation for FCL)  applicable
Part-FCL Approved Training Organisations under EASA oversight not applicable
Verification application  
Verification identity applicant applicable
Qualifications obtained in an EASA member state (ATO organisation for FCL) applicable
Part-FCL Approved Training Organisations under EASA oversight not applicable