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Led by knowledgeable instructors, courses give students the information they are seeking about specific interests. Courses are often the beginning of a series of additional classes that lead to more in-depth education.

What is a course in commercial pilot license? Pilots seeking to advance from a private pilot’s license to flying commercial airplanes benefit from a series of commercial pilot license courses. Some courses, related to subjects such as airline regulations, instrumentation and navigation, are available online. Such courses are often a prerequisite for selecting a flight school where pilots receive hands-on training and complete the required flight time. During this course, pilots further their instrument training and learn to safely operate the airplane using good judgment and skill.  

Not all the skills acquired while taking a course are related to flying. Prospective pilots gain the ability to multitask, and learn how to do so quickly. They also learn to manage their time wisely and become confident decision makers, skills that come in handy professionally and personally.  

The costs associated with becoming a commercial pilot vary, depending on the institution. Some prospective pilots choose to attend a college or university, while others take courses at a local flight school. Prospective students should consult with the school to discover which path meets their financial needs.

If students are willing to complete their training, courses for becoming a commercial pilot can lead to lucrative careers. Pilots with commercial licenses usually work for an airline transporting passengers on scheduled flights. These careers can be very rewarding, allowing pilots to see a bit of the world, enjoy flexible schedules and live almost anywhere. Other pilots choose to work for a government agency or as air ambulance pilots.

While many courses begin with a portion of learning online, pilots need to seek additional training through a flight school or college or university program. To launch your dream of flying, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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23 Results in Commercial Pilot License

OSM Aviation Academy

The First Officer Program (FOP) is a comprehensive integrated flight training program where theory- and flight lessons are mixed, giving you an exciting balance between a ... [+]

FIRST OFFICER PROGRAM | FROM ZERO TO HERO

The First Officer Program will take you from little or no flying experience to having all the licenses and ratings you need to work as a First Officer for European airlines in 20 months.

TRAINING PROGRAM

The First Officer Program (FOP) is a comprehensive integrated flight training program where theory- and flight lessons are mixed, giving you an exciting balance between academic studies and hands-on flight experience.

In the first stages of flight training, you will be conducting all of your flights in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC), flying by the use of outside reference and a map. In the early stages, the main focus will be on mastering the four fundamentals of flying (climbs, descents, turns and flying straight-and-level). As you progress you will start learning how to land the aircraft and become proficient enough to do your first solo flight.... [-]

Norway Oslo
September 2019
Full-time
20 months
Campus
San Diego Flight Training International

The Commercial Certification Course - Single Engine is for those students who require commercial pilot privileges in single engine aircraft only. ... [+]

The Commercial Certification Course - Single Engine is for those students who require commercial pilot privileges in single engine aircraft only.

Applicant will receive 120 hours of flight training as follows; (Dual 40 hrs. non-complex, Dual 10 hrs. complex, Solo 5 hrs. complex. Solo 65 hrs. non-complex and 65 hours of classroom instruction (Directed Study 35 - Ground Instruction 30).

Ground school instruction includes preflight preparation and procedures; complex aircraft procedures; complex aircraft systems; advanced multi-engine aerodynamics; airplane performance limitations; Federal Aviation Regulations; stall awareness; aeronautical charts and publications; radio aids to VFR navigation; meteorology and weather data services; national airspace system; radio communications; air traffic control; aero medical factors; commercial operations; passenger and freight loading; night maneuvers; and ground operations.... [-]

USA San Diego
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Paramount Aviation Academy

A commercial pilot may be compensated for flying. Training for the license focuses on a better understanding of aircraft systems and a higher standard of airmanship. ... [+]

A commercial pilot may be compensated for flying. Training for the license focuses on a better understanding of aircraft systems and a higher standard of airmanship. The commercial license itself does not allow a pilot to fly in instrument meteorological conditions.

A commercial airplane pilot must be able to operate a complex airplane, as a specific number of hours of complex (or turbine-powered) aircraft time are among the prerequisites, and at least a portion of the practical examination is performed in a complex aircraft.

By itself, this license does not permit the pilot to set up an operation that carries members of the public for hire; such operations are governed by other regulations. Often, the commercial license will reduce the pilot's insurance premiums, as it is evidence of training to a higher safety standard.... [-]

South Africa Bethlehem
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
Northern Air Training

CPL - Commercial Pilot License, the license that will allow you to operate as a professional helicopter pilot. Our integrated program takes you from zero to Commercial Pi ... [+]

What is CPL Helicopter Integrated Course

CPL - Commercial Pilot License, the license that will allow you to operate as a professional helicopter pilot. Our integrated program takes you from zero to Commercial Pilot and you will be issued with a CPL(H) EASA license which is valid in any European Country and many others around the world. We offer high-quality training in a demanding environment with four seasons where flight lessons will be integrated with theoretical practice – all teaching is in English.

Theoretical Training

Theoretical training is divided into two parts, both with a duration of six weeks. Each part consists of classroom lectures followed by exams. There are 14 subjects to be completed. Theoretical Training consists of Ground school ATPL Theory 650 hours – duration of 7-9 weeks.... [-]

Sweden Säve
September 2019
Full-time
12 - 14 months
Campus
St.Thomas Flight Centre

Whether you want to fly recreationally or become a Commercial Pilot, the St. Thomas Flight Centre is big enough to serve you and small enough to care! ... [+]

Obtaining a pilot licence consists of two parts: In-flight training helps you learn and understand the performance of your aircraft. Initial flight training is conducted dual, with an Instructor, until you have achieved a level of competency that allows you to practice solo. The length of time it takes you to reach this stage will depend on your ability and frequency of training. Ground school classes prepare you for the written exam. Classes are recommended for all potential pilots. The course material simplifies the theory of flight and explains topics as diverse as aircraft structure, engine operations, and how to interpret meteorological conditions. Other integral parts of the program include interpreting Canadian air law and developing navigational skills. Second Career training is specially designed to help laid-off Ontarians participate in long-term training for a new job and may be available to pilots who hold a Private Pilot Licence. Whether you want to fly recreationally or become a Commercial Pilot, the St. Thomas Flight Centre is big enough to serve you and small enough to care!... [-]

Canada Saint Thomas
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Kenya School of Flying

This course takes eight to twelve months, and involves: ... [+]

This course takes eight to twelve months, and involves:

A further 155 flying hours CPL ground school Fee Structure

Phase 2: CPL (Approx. 8 - 12 Months) Minimum charges

Item Cost (Ksh)

Flying 155 hours above the 45 PPL hours @ Ksh 14,360 - 2,225,800 3 hours for the General Flight Test (GFT) @ Ksh 14,360 - 43,080 CPL Ground School 60,000 Stationery, Equipment and Uniform 35,000 Approximate Minimum Cost 2,363,880

Scheduled flight training courses commence quarterly, in January, April, July and October. Special intakes may be offered on request. We offer training to local and international students, and can offer accommodation at our Orly, Ukunda and Malindi stations. Students in Nairobi normally find their own accommodation, but we are able to recommend a number of hostels close to Wilson Airport.... [-]

Kenya Nairobi
July 2019
Full-time
8 - 12 months
Campus
Superior Air

The aim of the Commercial Pilot License (H) modular course is to train PPL (H) or ICAO/JAA pilot license holders to the level of proficiency necessary to operate single-p ... [+]

Our ATPL Modular Course is designed to offer high level training to students wishing to become professional pilots completing their training as separate modules. This course is usually preferred from people that wish to have the distance learning option in the ground training and/or do not have the time to follow the integrated program which is more demanding. No previous experience is required to start this course. Using modern equipment and aircraft, Superior Air will provide training of the highest level to promote your upcoming aviation career. If the applicant is a holder of a PPL or a non JAA licence, the appropriate modular course for CPL, IR, ME, MCC, Night Qualification and ATPL Theory has to be followed. Applicants for this course have the choice between Residential and Distance Learning Theoretical Training courses. When you finish our modular course you will hold a commercial pilot’s license CPL (A), the Multi Engine Class Rating (ME), the Instrument Rating (IR) and the ATPL Theory credit. The MCC Course is also an option. That means that when you finish your training you will know everything you need and will have received all the training necessary to start your career as a pilot. In Superior Air we would like to take your training a step beyond the European Regulations. We will give our best to build Airmanship as well as a great aviator’s character and all the skills necessary for you to be a complete professional pilot. After all, it’s not just... [-]

Greece Megara
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 36 months
Campus
Bristow Academy

Bristow Academy’s EASA Integrated Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H) program is designed for students wishing to obtain employment within the European flight market. ... [+]

Bristow Academy’s EASA Integrated Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H) program is designed for students wishing to obtain employment within the European flight market.

This program meets the minimum requirement of 135 hours of flight training to meet the flying experience requirements of EASA Part FCL 1178/2011 Annex 1, Appendices 3 and 4. Classes start in January, May, and September and are limited to 14 students in each class.

Certification

FAA Private Pilot License (PPL) EASA Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H) Duration 12 months Approx. Flight Hours 138.5 *This is the average duration of the program. Actual duration is based on individual student aptitude. [-]
USA Titusville United Kingdom Chesterfield
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Flying Academy, International Flight Training Center

The Commercial Pilot Certificate is a qualification that permits the holder to act as a pilot of an aircraft for remuneration. ... [+]

The Commercial Pilot Certificate is a qualification that permits the holder to act as a pilot of an aircraft for remuneration.

Course entry requirements: Minimum age of 18 years Second class medical certificate At least PPL(A) (Private Pilot License) holder with 250 hours total flight time out of which 100 as Pilot in Command. English language skills Privileges: Exercise all the privileges of the holder of a PPL(A); Act as co-pilot (First Officer) in commercial air transportation Act as pilot-in-command or co-pilot of any airplane (CPL(A)) engaged in operations other than commercial air transportation. Act as pilot-in-command in commercial air transportation of any single-pilot airplane Ground training: ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague Brno USA South Miami Heights  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
2 months
Campus
CAE

CAE Gondia offers a focused 19 month programme designed to prepare you to become a professional airline pilot. ... [+]

CAE Gondia offers a focused 19 month programme designed to prepare you to become a professional airline pilot. All courses meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) syllabus standards. Upon successful completion, you will have obtained all appropriate ab-initio ratings including your Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with Instrument Rating (IR) and Multi-Engine Rating (ME).

You will be trained using best practices developed from CAE's extensive experience in training professional pilots throughout CAE's worldwide training centre network, where tens of thousands of airline and business aviation pilots train every year.

Course Outline ... [-]
India Gondia
August 2019
Full-time
19 months
Campus
Eurotech Flight School

With the Commercial Pilot License for helicopter, you’ll be able to carry out aerial work, public passenger transport, training flights and rescue operations as a profess ... [+]

Privileges

With the Commercial Pilot License for helicopter, you’ll be able to carry out aerial work, public passenger transport, training flights and rescue operations as a professional pilot. The modular course (step by step) allows you to get the professional license approaching from the private license. Every step can be planned in different periods, in the way to build your own course.

Pre-requisites

To obtain aeronautical licenses, you must not have criminal records, nor criminal proceedings pending.

To apply for a CPL course, you must show basic knowledge of mathematics and physics and a good awareness of the English language which will be tested through an entry exam before enrolment, PPL License and 150 hours of flight minimum.... [-]

Italy Caiolo
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
Horizon International Flight Academy

The aim of the course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to issue a CPL (H). The CPL is the required license should you wish to fly helicopters as a ... [+]

Aim of the Course

The aim of the course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to issue a CPL (H). The CPL is the required license should you wish to fly helicopters as a career. The Horizon CPL (H) course is available for ab-initio trainee pilots. It is designed to take students from zero flying hours all the way to the issue of a GCAA CPL (H) license with no previous flying experience required.

Syllabus of the Course Theoretical Knowledge : 450 hours Flying Training : 137 hours (Minimum) Duration of the Course : 53 weeks (Minimum) Structure of the Course

The CPL course is a full time training program, consisting of computer based training and classroom training. The aim of the ground school is to equip prospective pilots with aviation theory in order to retain and apply this knowledge in flying. The theoretical knowledge syllabus of the CPL (H) Integrated course covers the following subjects:... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
Full-time
53 weeks
Campus
Asian Aviation Centre

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL): Final Selection will be based on Medical Examination approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. Aptitude test conducted by Asian Aviation C ... [+]

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) No of Hours of Flying: Minimum 150hrs Duration: Approximately 10-12 months include Ground School hours done as per the JAR Syllabus. Entry Requirements

GCE O/L with 6 passes including credits in Mathematics, Science and English or equivalent. Final Selection will be based on Medical Examination approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. Aptitude test conducted by Asian Aviation Centre.

Many of our Pilots, Graduates, Diploma Holders and Technicians are currently well employed in the UK, USA, Middle East, Australia, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Commencement:

Please call the Information Centre for commencements dates.

Fees Structure and Payment Plans ... [-]
Sri Lanka Colombo
January 2020
Full-time
10 - 12 months
Campus
AIS Flight Academy

The training to become a commercial pilot is a fulltime study and is completed in approximately 22 months. ... [+]

The training to become a commercial pilot is a fulltime study and is completed in approximately 22 months. After successfully completing the training, one will obtain a Frozen ATPL license. This license enables the student to apply for a position as first officer at any airline worldwide. The total training consists of the following phases:

Theoretical training Practical training Multi Crew Coordination (MCC) Course Type rating B737 or BAe Jetstream 32

The training is divided into a theoretical and practical phase. The theoretical training is completed in 8 months and the practical is completed in 14 months. Once you complete the theoretical phase with sufficient result you will receive an offer of employment and carry on with your practical training and become a first officer for AIS Airlines (When you decide to take the Cadet Scheme pathway).... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
September 2019
Full-time
22 months
Campus
Baltic Aviation Academy

Modular Commercial Pilot License Training Course is designed for those who want to harmonize the needs with the possibilities. ... [+]

Modular Commercial Pilot License Training Course is designed for those who want to harmonize the needs with the possibilities. Lasting more than ATPL integrated course but requiring less investments, CPL training course can be divided into ‘modules’. The biggest advantage of the modular program is the training for mandatory courses composed to gain a ATPL frozen license at the convenient time. After the completion of the course, students are eligible to operate as private pilots or co-pilots on single/multi-engine airplanes in the area of JAA/EASA by obtaining the PPL and CPL/IR/ME licenses. ‘The truth is that sometimes airline pilots mastering the metal birds weighting around 40 tons catch themselves envying those flying beyond them, playing around the lake, turning around trees and doing mind-blowing maneuvers – because they cannot do that themselves“, Peter Moysidis, ab initio trainings instructor at the Baltic Aviation Academy’.... [-]

Lithuania Vilnius
September 2019
805 hours
Campus