Study and Reference Guide - IATRA Examination - Aeroplane Type Rating for Two Crew or Cruise Relief Pilot


The conditions of issue of all flight crew licences are stated in the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).


Applicants for the Aeroplane Type Rating Two Crew Aeroplane or Two Crew Aeroplane Restricted to Cruise Relief shall demonstrate their knowledge by writing a Transport Canada 50 question multiple-choice examination on subjects contained in this guide. Applicants must also be able to read the examination in either English or French without assistance.

All subjects in this guide are considered to be important to applicants for the Aeroplane Type Rating.


Feedback statements on the results letter will inform the candidate which questions were answered incorrectly.

Example of Feedback Statement
Recall the rules that apply to inoperative ELTs.


This examination contains questions concerning weight and balance graphs, human factors and aeronautics appropriate to two crew aeroplanes.

Examination Questions Time Limit Pass Mark
Aircraft Type Rating 50 2 hours 70%


CAR 400.02

  1. Except as authorized by an invigilator, no person shall, or shall attempt to, in respect of a written examination,
    1. copy or remove from any place all or any portion of the text of the examination;
    2. give to or accept from any person a copy of all or any portion of the text of the examination;
    3. give help to or accept help from any person during the examination;
    4. complete all or any portion of the examination on behalf of any other person; or
    5. use any aid or written material during the examination.
  2. A person who commits an act prohibited under subsection (1) fails the examination and may not take any other examination for a period of one year.


A pencil is required for rough work. Electronic calculators are useful and are permitted if their memory is cleared before and after the examination. Computers capable of storing text are not approved. A list of approved electronic navigation computers is available at:


Examinations, including all sections of a sectionalized examination, that are required for the issuance of a permit or licence or for the endorsement of a permit or licence with a rating shall be completed during the 24-month period immediately preceding the date of the application for the permit, licence or rating.


CAR 400.04(1)

  1. Subject to subsections (2) and (6), a person who fails an examination or a section of a sectionalized examination required for the issuance of a flight crew permit, licence, rating or foreign licence validation certificate is ineligible to rewrite the examination or the failed section for a period of
    1. in the case of a first failure, 14 days;
    2. in the case of a second failure, 30 days; and
    3. in the case of a third or subsequent failure, 30 days plus an additional 30 days for each failure in excess of two failures, up to a maximum of 180 days.