Kiwa Licensing

We create trust
Note: Read more about the longer lead time for the handling of applications.

CPL(H) - Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopters

The CPL(H) (Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopters) is a European licence with which you are qualified to: 

  • perform the competences of a holder of a PPL and a LAPL;
  • act as a Pilot in Command (PIC) or a co-pilot on aircraft 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 (for example, having performed 3 starts and landings within the previous 90 days).


To be eligible for a CPL(H) you have to meet the following conditions:  

  • 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 ATO (Approved Training Organisation), 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 a PIC in the relevant class and to perform relevant procedures and manoeuvres 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 3 November 2011, Part-FCL, Subpart D, CPL. 


Use the application form to the right of this page to submit your application. After receiving your completed application, including the payment and all required attachments, we strive to process your application within seven days. Incomplete applications are not subject to processing within seven days. If your application is not complete, we will inform you regarding the missing documents and/or payment.


Check the rates here.

What else do I need to know?

We at Kiwa Register issue well over 100,000 licences to professionals (e.g., airline engineers, airline pilots, ship captains) and to companies (e.g., airlines, truck companies and shipping companies). We have a long history of issuing licences for the public sector. This results in broad knowledge and experience when it comes to (EU) law and regulations, verification of qualifications, production and customer support.

Foreign holders of licences can also submit their application to us. We process and review Part-FCL licence applications in accordance with EASA standards. Our experienced staff will process your request within fifteen working days.