Theoretical examination

This page contains practical information concerning PPL and ATPL theoretical examination

Next scheduled examination sittings

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

  • 17 and 19 August

Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)

  • 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 August

Further information regarding the next sitting can be found here.  

Students that are, due to Covid-19 related reasons, running out of time on the 18 month allowed examination time period, and will be expiring during the time period from 30 November 2020 until 31 July 2021, can apply for an extension of 8 months or until 31 July 2021, whichever period of time is shorter, to pass all the required theoretical knowledge examination papers (ref. FCL.025 point (b)(2)). Students who wish to apply for an extension will be required to contact ICETRA via e-mail to and specify specific reasons why an extension should be granted in their case.

Registration and Payment

Registration and payment is made through an electronic booking and payment module.

Price for each exam: PPL 3.936 ISK / ATPL 5.566 ISK

Please note that all applications received after the registration closes will be declined. Further information on examination schedule, registration dates and registration deadline can be found under Examination schedule.

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

Information on requirements and regulations regarding training and exams can be found in regulation no. 180/2004.

Examination schedule for 2021

This is a schedule subjected to any changes. All changes will be advertised on our website with sufficient notice. 

PPL exams at ICETRA - schedule 2021

  • 12 and 14 January

  • 16 and 18 February
  • 20 and 21 April
  • 1 and 3 June
  • 17 and 19 August
  • 5 and 7 October
  • 30 November and 2 December

ATPL exams at ICETRA - schedule 2021

  • 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 18 January
  • 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 February
  • 16, 19, 20, 21 and 23 April
  • 28 and 31 May, 1, 2, 3 and 4 June
  • 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 August
  • 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 October 
  • 29 and 30 November, 1, 2 and 3 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:

Handing in a doctor´s note is not a requirement.

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


Allowed examination aids

Students are allowed to bring the following to examination:


  • Writing utensils
  • Non-programmable calculator
  • Mechanical 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)

Other items or documents are prohibited.

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 12 months.

Examination aids shall not have answers to graphs, highlights/underlines or include glossaries of any kind. Periodic checks will be performed by invigilators and items confescated if proved to be in violation of these rules.


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

ATPL exams are only available in English.



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