The Professional Aviation
   Board Of Certification

Welcome to the PABC website

the birthplace of

Global Professional Pilot Certification

PABC is an independent, international non-profit organization that enhances aviation safety by testing the pre-employment knowledge of pilots seeking to enter this profession. 

Aviation insurers encourage the air transport industry to adopt PABC's Global Professional Pilot Certification (GPPC) exam as a way to identify any gaps in a pilot's knowledge that will degrade his/her performance during Initial New Hire (INH) and type-rating training.

PABC will define globally accepted knowledge standards for pre-employment pilot training and conduct GPPC testing (certification) of pilots against those standards, but will not conduct pre-employment pilot training.


The links below provide brief introductions to PABC and the GPPC, based on your role or special interest in the industry.

Educators   Employers   Insurers   Manufacturers   Pilots   Public  Regulators

Or, if you prefer, you are welcome to explore the entire site. To aid in that that, we offer the Site Map and Search features.


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Thank you, in advance, for your interest, counsel and encouragement.


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Check out PABC News Briefs - upper right corner of this Home Page
Links to articles, presentations and data on industry events, proposals and decisions that impact the training, evaluation and careers of aspiring professional pilots