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CPL exams for change of category
CPL change of category exam requirements - CPL(A) to CPL(H) or vice versa
Holders of an Australian CPL licence, wishing to obtain an aeronautical knowledge exam credit of a different aircraft category are required to pass the subject-parts for the new aircraft category. The All category subject-parts; CMET, CNAV and CHUF need not be passed.
CPL(A) to CPL(H) requirements
Candidates who hold an Australian CPL(A) licence and wish to gain their CPL(H) licence must pass each of CLWH, CFPH, CSYH and CADH subject-parts within one ‘window’ to gain their CPL(A) to CPL(H) theory credit.
CPL(H) to CPL(A) requirements
Candidates who hold an Australian CPL(H) licence and wish to gain their CPL(A) licence must pass each of CLWA, CFPA, CSYA and CADA subject-parts within one ‘window’ to gain their CPL(H) to CPL(A) theory credit.
Notification to CASA
Candidates who have completed their ‘change of category’ exams, should notify firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure they have the appropriate theory credit awarded to them.
BAK or RPL pass
A pass in either the BAK or the RPL exam for the respective category (aeroplane or helicopter) is no longer a mandatory requirement prior to sitting a CPL subject-part examination. However candidates should realise that an understanding of BAK/RPL topics may also be included in the CPL examinations. Whilst a pass in either the old BAK or the new RPL exam (for that particular category) is no longer a mandatory pre-requisite to sitting the CPL exams, a pass is still required prior to the flight test.
Exam credits without licence
For a person who has a CPL exam theory credit but does not hold the relevant CPL licence, the exam credit will not be recognized for any saving when he/she attempts the CPL exams of a different aircraft category, until he/she has been issued with the relevant CPL licence.
ATPL exam passes
ATPL subject passes cannot be accepted as an equivalent pass in any CPL subject exam.
Overseas CPL exam passes
CASA does not recognize any flight crew exam credit achieved under the licensing system of a foreign aviation regulatory authority.
Candidates should book their exams through Aspeq.
Time permitted to pass all required exams
All required subject-parts must be completed within a window. See re-training periods and windows.