Apply for a Commercial Pilot Licence

A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) allows you to fly as a Pilot-In-Command (PIC) of a single-crew aircraft or co-pilot of a multi-crew aircraft of a Singapore-registered aircraft for the aircraft types as endorsed in the licence – for the purpose of public transport and aerial work.

To obtain a CPL, you must

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • be able to read, write and communicate in English at a working level; and
  • meet the Class 1 medical requirements.

In addition, you will need to complete a training programme with a CAAS-approved Aviation Training Organisation to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical experience. You must also pass the basic knowledge examinations and flight test administered by CAAS and meet all regulatory licensing requirements.

More detailed requirements can be found in Singapore Air Safety Publication Part 2 (PDF, 330 KB).


Application & Submission

Submit the application / renewal of your Commercial Pilot Licence via CAPELS.

Click here to register for the CAAS examination.

Click here for frequently asked questions on CPL.



Last Updated on 10 December 2019