Theoretical examination

This page contains practical information concerning PPL and ATPL theoretical examination

Information on requirements regarding theoretical knowledge examination for the issue of a licence can be found in regulation no. 180/2014.

Next scheduled examination sittings

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

  • 17 and 21 August

Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)

  • 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 August

Registration and Payment

Further information regarding the next sitting, examination schedule, registration dates and deadline can be found here.

Price for each exam: PPL 4.133 ISK / ATPL 5.844 ISK

Applicants must have passed school exams to a satisfactory degree (75%) before applying for examination at ICETRA.

Payment of examination fees is non-refundable after final registration date.

Examination schedule for 2023

ICETRA has published a schedule for theoretical knowledge examination sittings in 2023.

Please note that this schedule is subjected to change. ICETRA cannot guarantee in advance that examinations will be held on the exact dates scheduled. All changes to the examination schedule will be announced as soon as possible via our website.

PPL exams at ICETRA - schedule for 2023

  • 12 and 16 January

  • 28 February and 2 March

  • 18 and 19 April

  • 25 and 31 May

  • 17 and 21 August

  • 5 and 9 October

  • 7 and 12 December

ATPL exams at ICETRA - schedule for 2023

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 January
  • 27 and 28 February, 1, 2 and 3 March
  • 14, 17, 18, 19 and 21 April
  • 25, 26, 30 and 31 May, 1 and 2 June
  • 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 August
  • 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 October
  • 8, 11, 12, 13 and 14 December

Instructions for theoretical exams

 Instructions for electronic registration and payment system can be found here

Instructions for theoretical examinations can be found here

Instructions for use of annex-booklets during ATPL-exams can be found here

Examinees will need to familiarize themselves with and abide examination rules. They can be found here

In case of illness

Examinee that cannot take exams because of illnesses, may notify ICETRA by e-mail:

Notifying ICETRA is normally not necessary. Handing in a doctor's note is not a requirement.

Payment of examination fees is non-refundable after final registration date, even in the case of illness.

Allowed examination aids

Students are allowed to bring the following to examination:


  • Writing utensils
  • Non-programmable calculator
  • Mechanical, non-programmable navigation slide-rule (DR calculator)
  • Protractor (plotter)
  • Compass and divider
  • Ruler


  • VFR chart of Iceland for Navigation and Flight Performance and Planning


  • Mass and Balance: CAP 696
  • Performance: CAP 698
  • Flight Planning & Monitoring: Jeppesen General Student Pilot Route Manual (GSPRM 2017) and CAP 697
  • General Navigation: Jeppesen General Student Pilot Route Manual (GSPRM 2017)

Necessary examination aids: Examinees are required to bring their own copy of the Jeppesen GSPRM 2017 (ATPL), and a VFR chart of Iceland (PPL), for exams in relevant subjects.

Other items or documents are prohibited and can be considered in violation of examination rules.

Examination aids cannot include filled out graphs, highlights/underlines or glossaries of any kind. Periodic checks will be performed by invigilators and items confiscated if they are in violation of these rules.

Candidates found to be cheating will have all their exams at ICETRA invalidated and banned from any further examinations within all EASA member states for minimum 12 months.


PPL exams are available in Icelandic and English. The examinee selects preferred language before the exam starts.

ATPL exams are only available in English.

Examination results should normally be available one week after the final exam of each sitting. Results will be delivered via e-mail.


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