Foreign License Conversion

USHPA, APPI, IPPI conversion to HPAC Canadian Ratings. Please contact for details.

New applicants to the HPAC/ACVL who have a foreign rating may have their skills and knowledge tested to  determine the equivalent HPAC/ACVL pilot rating for which they may be qualified. We can administer the appropriate HPAC/ACVL written exam, conduct a flight test, and submit a standard rating form to the HPAC office with a copy of the foreign rating documentation.

Foreign-rated new members should submit their foreign documentation to an HPAC-certified instructor for an in-person review and flight and written test. The HPAC-certified instructor can then submit an HPAC equivalency rating at their discretion. A copy of the foreign rating certification must be sent in by the HPAC instructor reviewing the rating and assigning an HPAC rating.

For reference, please take a look at this rating cross-over chart. (subject to change)

HPAC P1 BeginnerUSHPA P1APPI 2IPPI 2
HPAC P2 NoviceUSHPA P2APPI 3IPPI 3
HPAC P3 IntermediateUSHPA P3APPI 4IPPI 4
HPAC P4 AdvancedUSHPA P4APPI 5IPPI 5

Please note the differences in ratings. In Canada, under the HPAC guidelines, the training has higher requisites to complete.

Example: If you have obtained an APPI 2 rating abroad, you would be required to obtain an HPAC P2 rating to fly solo without an instructor present in Canada. But the APPI 2 rating is greater than an HPAC P1, but not as complete as the HPAC P2. You would need to complete specific maneuvers in the air demonstrated in a practical flight test as well as complete the HPAC written exams, and also continue training under an instructor until you meet all the requirements of an HPAC P2. Each case is determined by the pilots experience and training level.