A CPL holder may carry passengers or cargo against payment or act as pilot-in-command on an aircraft for which only one pilot is required according to the Flight Manual. On multi-pilot aircraft, a CPL holder can act as co-pilot.
You can participate in CPL training without prior initial training. The training is also open to holders of a leisure pilot licence or a private pilot licence. If you apply for a CPL and already have a pilot licence of some kind, it can be credited towards the CPL. The pilot school providing the training evaluates possible credits case by case.
How to obtain a commercial pilot licence
To apply for a CPL, you must be at least 18 years of age.
The training includes theoretical knowledge and flight instruction.
You may participate in theoretical knowledge examinations after completing the theoretical knowledge instruction. You can take the examinations before you have fully completed your flight instruction.
Traficom designates a flight examiner for the CPL skill test. Training organisations can apply for the designation by proposing suitable examiner. Proposals must be submitted with an electronic form no later than 14 days before the planned skill test.
You can take the skill test after you have completed the theoretical knowledge instruction and flight instruction and passed Traficom’s theoretical knowledge examinations.