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Commercial Pilot Licence Diploma (CPL)

Come fly in a safe, professional, and friendly environment.

Flight Training is conducted at Pitt Meadows, British Columbia or Maniwaki, Quebec

There are 4 intakes every year: January, April, July, October

About the Commercial Pilot License


The Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) program is comprehensive and trains a private pilot licence holder up to the Transport Canada CPL standards. Students will learn advanced aviation theory and flying, navigation and planning skills to commercially operate aircraft for financial compensation or reward. CPL licence holders typically endorse the license with multi-engine and instrument ratings.

The CPL program adheres closely to the minimum flight and ground school hours set by Transport Canada. It builds a student’s knowledge and skills to meet, or exceed, the Transport Canada flight and ground standard. 


Admission Requirements

  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent diploma.

  • Holder of a Canadian Private Pilot License.

  • IELTS 6.0 or ICAO level 4 English (international students who are not from an English speaking country)

  • Pass Transport Canada Category 1 Medical.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have to demonstrated: 

  • CPL level of ground school in General knowledge, Canadian air law, Meteorology, and Navigation.

  • Flying skills required to pass the TC CPL Flight Test

  • Ability to professionally operate an aircraft certified for a minimum flight crew of 1.


Required Course Materials

▪ Air Command Weather Manual; ▪ Human Factors for Aviation - Advanced Handbook; ▪ Ground school and Flight training workbooks with lesson plans; ▪ VNC and VTA maps; ▪ Canadian Flight Supplement; ▪ TC study and flight test guides;

Course Duration

 Approximately 9 Months.

Delivery Method

Classroom, Aircraft / Briefing Room / Flight Training Device (FTD)

Teaching Methods

One-on-one Instructor-Student in the aircraft / Briefing Room / and Flight Training Device (FTD);


Fees and Hours

Tuition Fee


Other Fees


  • Costs include taxes

  • This is estimated cost only. The actual cost is based on student performance

  • Costs are estimates based on Transport Canada minimum flight requirements and school program estimates

  • *This cost includes a maximum number of instructional hours as listed above. Canadian Aviation College has the right to charge the student the hourly rate for both flight and instructional time beyond this limit.

  • Fuel surchage may be applied subject to the prevailing fuel price.


 2Disclaimer: This program is approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

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