CPL training – Distance learning


December 2020: The new EASA program includes the “100 KSA” module

The CPL(H) (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) distance learning program consists of:

  • A 5 days “initial training” to be attended in Rungis/Orly
  • Personal work on the 15 CPL textbooks (printed or digital version)
  • Personal work on our e-learning platform
  • 43 online evaluation tests
  • Access to our online MCQ tests database

You’ll also be provided with a personalised follow-up all along the program that enable candidates to contact our pool of instructors for any technical or educational question.

2017- 2019 / Satisfaction rate: 95%


The CPL(H) training program is composed of 14 courses:

  • 010 Air law
  • 021 Aircraft general knowledge (Airframe and systems, electricity, power-plants, emergency equipment)
  • 022 Instrumentation
  • 031 Mass and balance
  • 033 Flight planning and monitoring
  • 034 Helicopter performance
  • 040 Human performance
  • 050 Meteorology
  • 061 General navigation
  • 062 Radionavigation
  • 070 Operational procedures
  • 082 Principles of flight – Helicopter
  • 090 Communication
  • 100 KSA

The objective is to get the CPL(H) theoretical certificate.

New 100 KSA certificate :

The new 2020 program includes the « 100 KSA » module, that aims at working on the « core competencies » required for pilots.

This brand new module is made of three parts :

  • Group tests :

Trainees have to work as part of a group on specific scenarios where « core competencies » are assessed.  The objective is to evaluate and support them, focusing on strengths and weaknesses. Three group evaluations are made.

  • Initial assessment :

As part of a group, trainees have to work on a non-aeronautical situation. An interim evaluation is made to monitor their progress. A final evaluation is made in the form of a simulated flight.

  • Introduction to mental arithmetic techniques:

The objective of this part is to develop calculation skills, and to introduce mental calculation techniques.

This brand new « 100 KSA » module has been developped by the Institut MERMOZ to help trainees improving their “non-technical” skills and to understand the airline selection process.


It is mandatory to carry out a training in a complete and satisfactory manner in order to be authorized to submit examinations to the DGAC.

Attendance is therefore compulsory for all courses and the knowledge will be tested in the form of progress tests throughout the course.

Permission to undertake the official DGAC exams will be provided by the Institut MERMOZ head teacher according to the preceding requirements, and depending on the results of the mock exams.

  • 18 years old minimum at the time the license is delivered
  • Hold a valid PPL(H)
  • Class 1 medical fitness
  • Have a sufficient level of knowledge in mathematics and physics. A placement test may be required at the beginning of the training. Some candidates may be exempted depending on their level of study (The minimum level required is a science baccalaureate)
  • From November 30th to December 4th 2020
  • From February 22nd to 26th 2021
  • From June 14th to 18th 2021

A maximum of 30 trainees per Initial Training.


18 months maximum


The Initial Training is to be attended at our premises in Rungis/Orly:

43 Avenue Robert Schuman 94150 Rungis FRANCE


For further details on our rates, please contact us at +33 1 46 86 81 00, or send an e-mail to pilot@institut-mermoz.com