Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

Course Outline

Brief Program Description

This course is designed for Over 52 weeks program at VAC to prepare you as a Commercial Pilot. This opens the door to your career as a commercial pilot as you work your way towards your career goals.


The Commercial Licence will allow the pilot to fly airplanes for hire and reward. Opens the avenue to what can be an exciting and lucrative aviation career! From big to small, aviation has many opportunities! Typical entry-level positions for pilots in Canada with a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) are as follows:

  • VFR Charter Air Taxi
  • IFR Charter Air Taxi
  • Photo Survey Pilot
  • Forest Fire Detection
  • Medical Evacuation
  • Airborne Traffic Watch
  • Airborne Banner Towing
  • Parachute Dropping,
  • Forest Fire Suppression
  • Flight Instructor (with valid Instructors Rating)
Admission Requirements
  • 19 years of age or older or carry a high school diploma
  • Private Pilot License
  • Intermediate English
  • Level(Minimum IELTS 6, or CELPIP 7, or ICAO LPR level 4), Aviation Medical Exam class 3 or 1, Criminal Check.
Learning Objectives

An applicant shall have knowledge about the following subjects:

  • Canadian Aviation Regulations,
  • Aerodynamics,
  • Theory of Flight,
  • Meteorology,
  • Airframes, Engines, and Systems,
  • Flight Instruments, Radio, and Electronic Theory,
  •  Navigation, Flight Operations,
  • Licensing Requirements
  •  Human Factors, including pilot decision making

An applicant, shall successfully complete a flight test as pilot-in-command of an airplane in accordance with CARs “Flight Test for the Issuance of a Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane” of Standard 428 – Conduct of Flight Tests.

 Method(s) of Evaluation

Students’ progress in the program is measured by their successful
completion of the courses listed in the program outlines; a minimum of 80% of all course marks as well as each assessment component of the courses are required to successfully complete the program.

Completion Requirements
  • Flight experience required for licensing: 200 hours total
    • 100 hours solo (pilot in command)
  • Flight Training Required
    • 65 hours completed after obtaining the private pilot license
      • 35 hours dual
      • 30 hours solo
  • Ground Training: Minimum 80 hours of Ground School. A minimum of 80% mark for each of the program’s courses as indicated in “Students Assessment Methods” as well as a minimum of 100% in attendance as indicated in “Attendance Expectations” Evaluation Factors Values Examinations: 20% Final Examination 70% Regular Assignment 10%

Private Pilot License issuance is subjected to obtaining minimum 60%
score in TC written Exam and passing successfully the Flight Test.

Program Duration

This program duration is 52 weeks. Homework Hours Average homework hours; 25 hours per week, these include
students’ required work on chapter quizzes, case studies, and projects.

Delivery Method(s):

In-class / In-Airplane / Online instruction

Required course materials
  • Ground Up
  • Flight Training Manual
  • Advance Pilot Manual Plotter,
  • Flight Computer (E6B or CX2)
  • Pilot Training Record (PTR)
  • Logbook
  • Vancouver VNC/VTA Charts
  • Pilot Operating Handbook


Applicable Fees:

  • Application Fee:Domestic Students
    • $250
  • /International Student $650
    • Assessment fee $250
    • Application Fee $250
    • Admission Fee  $150
  • Tution Fee: $3,900
  • Course Materials: $500
  • Text Book: $500
  • Other Fees: Aircraft Rental





“This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.” 

Start Date

We have rolling intake, so you can start your program at any time of the year.


Program Brochure

*You can find our Professional Pilot Program (PPL+CPL+IR) here*

If you need more information on aviation regulations in Canada, please click here.



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Administrative Officer

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