December 18, 2018

How do I get a Commercial Pilot Licence CPL?

If you want to work as a pilot and be paid to fly, you will need to hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL).

You must be at least 18 years old. You also need to do the following for the category rating you want to get with your CPL:

  • Complete CPL flight training
  • Meet the minimum aeronautical experience requirements
  • Pass 7 CPL theory exams set by CASA
  • Pass a CPL flight test

There is a range of career options for commercial pilots including tourism, flight training, agriculture, logistics and passenger transport. Some of these career options require some additional training in addition to holding a CPL. Learn To Fly has a range of additional Ratings and Endorsements available, including multi-engine training and instrument flying.