Frequently Asked Questions Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: CAASWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Top 5 Most Popular FAQsAviation Safety1. What is the validity period of the PPL? The validity of the PPL corresponds with the applicant's age, as follows: <40 years old - valid for 60 months =40 years old but <50 years old - valid for 24 months =50 years old but <60 years old - valid for 12 months =60 years old - valid for 6 months 2. How do I convert my foreign professional pilot licence to a Singapore one? You will need to submit the application form and supporting documents to CAAS for evaluation. Your application must be supported by your employer (i.e. a Singapore air operator, Flying Training Organisation, Type Rating Training Organisation or flying club). CAAS only converts foreign Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).In general, to convert your foreign professional pilot licence, you must meet the following requirements: Be at least 18 years old for CPL (or 21 years old for ATPL) and below 65 years old. Demonstrate a need to hold a Singapore licence by obtaining a formal letter from a Singapore air operator or approved aviation organisation indicating prospective employment in a flying capacity. Hold a valid foreign professional pilot licence, medical certificate and valid Radiotelephony Licence from an ICAO Contracting State. Pass the appropriate theoretical knowledge examinations (e.g. CPL or ATPL level) prescribed by the foreign licensing authority. Meet the experience requirements stipulated in Chapter 11 of the Singapore Air Safety Publication (SASP) Part 2. As part of the conversion process, you will be required to complete the following certain examinations and tests. More detailed information can be found in Chapter 12 of the Singapore Air Safety Publication (SASP) Part 2. 3. What are the requirements for a professional pilot licence? The requirements vary for each licence, as listed below: RequirementCommercial Pilot LicenceMulti-crew Pilot Licence (MPL)Air Transport Pilot LicenceMinimum Age18 years old19 years old20 years oldMedical RequirementPass Class 1 Medical requirements with the Civil Aviation Medical Board (CAMB).Language ProficiencyDemonstrate sufficient command of the English language for radio-telephony communications. The minimum level of proficiency is an "Operational Level" (Level 4) of the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale.Ground ExaminationsPass examinations at the CPL levelPass examinations at the ATPL level if you wish to fly in a multi-crew environmentPass examinations at the ATPL levelPass examinations at the ATPL levelFlying Experience Requirements Meet the flying experience requirements stipulated in Chapter 4 of the Singapore Air Safety Publication (SASP) Part 2.Pass the Test FlightYesYesYes 4. Do I have to pay a fee to obtain a Medical Assessment from CAAS? A fee is payable to the CAAS for application for a Medical Assessment. This is referred to as the 'Fee for Medical Evaluation' in the Air Navigation Order (ANO), Eighth Schedule. This fee is to be paid online when you submit an application for a Medical Assessment via the ELMeRS portal.Do note that this fee is paid to CAAS. You will have to pay your Designated Medical Examiner (DME) separately for the services provided in conducting the medical examination and investigations for you. The DME's charges are not under the purview of the CAAS. 5. Where can I find the examination syllabus? For the flight crew ground examination syllabus, please refer to this Advisory Circular. For the SAR-66 AML examination syllabus, please refer to Appendix 1 of the Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 66. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.