Theoretical examination

This page contains practical information concerning PPL and ATPL theoretical examination

Next scheduled examination sittings

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

  • 8 and 10 January 2019

Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)

  • 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 January 2019        

Further information on registration and dates of registration deadline can be found under Examination schedule.

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

Please note. ICETRA recently implemented an update of the European Central Question Bank (ECQB) for theoretical ATPL examinations. Attention is drawn to the fact that in addition to the update of the ECQB, a new General Student Pilot Route Manual - GSPRM has been taken in use. Particular attention is drawn to the fact that questions have been added to relevent subjects on Performance Based Navigation (PBN) in the subject 062 - Radio Navigation. Examinees are advised to contact their flight school for further information on before mentioned changes and to get a hold of the new Jeppesen GSPRM. Older versions of the Jeppesen SPRM have been disallowed for future examinations.

Further information can be found here.

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

Exams are held at ICETRA, Armuli 2, 108 Reykjavik.

Examination schedule for 2019

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

PPL exams - schedule 2019

  • 8 and 10 January
  • 30 April and 2 May
  • 4 and 6 June
  • 20 and 22 August
  • 8 and 10 October
  • 10 and 12 December

ATPL exams - schedule 2019

  • 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 January 
  • 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 March
  • 29 and 30 April, 2, 3 and 6 May
  • 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 June 
  • 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 August 
  • 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 October 
  • 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 December

Instructions for theoretical exams

Instructions for theoretical examinations can be found here

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

Registration and Payment 

Instructions for electronic registration and payment system can be found here.

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

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

Price for each exam: PPL 3.840 ISK / ATPL 5.430 ISK

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

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 fee 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
  • Compass and divider
  • Ruler


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


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

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.

CAP's or Student Pilot Route Manual shall not have answers to graphs or include glossaries. 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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