FAA Pilot Conversion
This is the process to convert an FAA pilot licence to a Transport Canada licence. If you don’t have an FAA licence, check this page out.
- Obtain a Canadian Aviation Medical. You must get the medical certificate in hand before you are allowed to do the conversion exams. After seeing a doctor it still takes 4-5 weeks to get the medical certificate mailed to you. The medical from your FAA licence must also be valid in order to do the conversion.
- Prepare for the conversion exams by going to Pilottraining.ca and select the ground school that is required. Cost range is $50 to $200 depending on the licence to convert.
- Once you have a medical in hand and are ready for the exam, schedule the exam at a Transport Canada exam center. Exam fees are $105 for each exam.
- Complete application at a Transport Canada office . It can take up to 90 days to receive the actual licence. Also fill out Aviation Document Booklet application and bring in a passport picture (original) for the Aviation Document Booklet. If you also want a Canadian radio exam, you can again prepare for exam with pilottraining.ca and complete the test with almost any flying school.