Frequently asked questions

What is SofemaOnline? (SOL), a service provided by Sofema Aviation Services, offers a premier online regulatory training solution to our clients. SOL is a web-based online training platform focused on delivering high quality online regulatory and vocational courses in the field of aviation, compliant with the EASA regulations, plus additional courses to provide for vocational training within the scope of the EASA regulatory environment.

How do I enroll for SofemaOnline Courses?

In order to enroll, first, you need to create an account from the Register button on top right. An activation email will be sent to you with your username and password, click the activation link and start browsing our courses. After you pick your course from the Courses menu, click Enroll and you will be prompted to add it to your cart. Then you will be redirected to the checkout page.

How can I pay?

You can pay online through PayPal's standard checkout. If you wish to pay by credit card or by wire transfer, please contact Please note that all bank charges will be at the client's expense. An invoice will be provided with all relevant information.

Will I receive a discount for multiple courses / delegates?

If you are looking to buy more than one course or for more than one participant, you should check our discount page: Costs & Plans In order to take advantage of the discounts, please email us at so we can prepare you an offer with a proforma invoice.

When can I access the training?

PayPal payments through SofemaOnline are processed automatically. Once the payment process is completed you will be enrolled automatically. Our online training courses are available to the delegate for 6 months, to complete the training and sit the exam.

The good thing about online courses is that you may stop and continue from the place you stop whenever you like. When you decide to continue our system remembers when you logged out and starts the course from the module (slide) you stopped last time. This means that you can divide courses in any way that is convenient for you.

What is the duration of the course?

There is an approximate duration stated for each course. That time may vary depending on your learning pace. 

However, it is important to note that whilst you set the pace, it is not a race and you owe it to yourself to fully engage and gain the maximum value from the training. 

If you fail the exam you have 2 more attempts, however, a first failure should indicate that you should carefully review the course. Rushing through hundreds of slides in a couple of hours is not what we want, and we are sure you agree. 

All courses, unless part of a diploma or special package have a 180 days access period.

Will I receive a certificate?

There is an exam at the end of each of the training presentations, after you successfully pass the exam you will be able to download and print out your certificate. The certificates will be issued by Sofema Aviation Services. Our Certificates also include the logo of our sister company AETS-SOFEMA an EASA Part 147 approved Maintenance Training Organization (MTO) with Certificate of Approval No BG.147.0005. is recognized by Competent Authorities as an organisation who provides online Regulatory and Vocational Training and together with Sofema Aviation Services we have issued more than 12,500 certificates since 2008.

Our policy is to provide electronically signed certificates.

Is it possible for Multiple Users to share a single course

It is not intended for multiple users to share single access, there is only one exam and one certificate. Visit traffic is monitored and a record is kept of the total time spent on each training. Only the registered user will receive a certificate. If you would like multiple delegates to receive the training then you should register for a multiple delegate discount.

Are Sofema Online Certificates Approved by EASA / FAA?

We are often requested by prospective clients to provide our Approved Training Organisation (ATO) Approval Reference or our Maintenance Training Organisation Approval (MTOA) ATO approval is for training Pilots & Cabin Crew (and nothing else!) whereas MTOA approval is for training Part 66 Engineers in both Basic & Type Training (and nothing else).

Please be advised that there is no Regulatory Approval Associated with Continuous Airworthiness Management Organisation Approval (CAMO) related to "Training"  moreover EASA does not approve regulatory training courses for "any organization". This role is left to the responsible Operator or Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) to approve and accept the content.

Sofema Aviation Services holds EASA Part 147 approval together with our training partner AETS and we have issued over 25.000 regulatory training course certificates, which are accepted by EASA regulatory authorities as evidence that training has been completed. (The same applies for FAA related training courses.)

Do the certificates have an expiry date?

Certificates do not have an expiry date, but some are subject to a recurrent requirement, which should be addressed every 24 months. For example: CRM / HF / DGR / EWIS / FTS.

Can I receive hard copy of certificate?

Our System automatically generates certificates which you may print out at your convenience. This is the most cost-effective way of delivering your certificate. The certificate is controlled by a unique serial number. Whilst it is normally not necessary to receive a hard copy (which is simply a printed version of your certificate).

Hard copy certificates can be provided for each training at a cost of 35 USD - to cover printing in color on 120 gsm paper and mail at Air Mail rates.

How long do you keep certificates?

We keep all certificates in our archive for a period of 7 years. The certificate will be available in your profile for 6 months, after that, it can be requested from us for free for another 18 months. After the second year (24 months) an additional charge of 20 EUR is applicable to cover administration support. Please contact us:

User Registration Note - All users remain registered on the website and have full access to their personal accounts and currently assigned training courses.

What if I fail the exam?

If you fail the exam you have 2 more attempts, however, a first failure should indicate that you should carefully review the course. Rushing through hundreds of slides in a couple of hours is not what we want, and we are sure you agree. 

If you fail all your 3 attempts on the exam you will need to redo the training. Our policy is to provide you the training again, with a 50% discount.

Please contact us at

After the completion of any course and having passed the examination will I be able to re-read the slide presentation again?

Congratulations on completing the program and passing the examination, you will no longer have access to the program so that we can assign the bandwidth to new users.

Will I receive a Hard or Soft Copy of the training material?

Many days and weeks go into the development of SofemaOnline materials. This is not reflected in the cost of the online training which is designed to provide you with an e-learning experience. The training is provided at a special price (please consider that the classroom training which includes the material is around 5 times the cost). It is not possible to provide free and open use of our material.

If after consideration of the above you wish to purchase the course material please contact You must sign a non-disclosure agreement and the costs will be as follows:
Soft copy Material Costs   


ž2 hours Equivalent Course - 65 EUR
1/2 day Equivalent Course - 85 EUR
1-Day Equivalent Course - 145 EUR
ž2-Day Equivalent Course - 270 EUR
ž3-Day Equivalent Course - 375 EUR
ž4-Day Equivalent Course - 465 EUR

Are SofemaOnline Part 66 Training Courses approved by any Regulatory Authority?

There is currently no online Part 66 training which is approved by any regulatory authority (or EASA Direct).

Please consider that under EASA Part 147 requirements, all exams must be invigilated to verify the identity of the student, to ensure that time constraints are complied with and to ensure that no additional study material “documents” are present during the examination.

In order to maintain the highest possible standards, we are pleased to announce that is supported by European Aviation Institute (EAI) - an EASA Part 147 approved Maintenance Training Organization (MTO) with Certificate of Approval No RO.147.0003.

What we (SofemaOnline and European Aviation Institute "EAI") offer is an online experience, as part of your self-study initiative, to help prepare you for your (formal) Part 66 module examination.

You will complete online training with or without voice over. Then you will complete an online examination and print your certificate of competence. The online examination is representative of the Part 66 standard you will be expected to meet.

Part-147 approved organisations can also give courses outside the scope of Part-66. Can these courses be certified?

(e.g. continuation training for the purpose of the certifying staff privileges as required by 145.A.35, task training, NDT, engine run, HF, SMS, etc.)

Courses outside the scope of Part-66 cannot be part of the Approval Schedule of the approved Part-147 organisation. This does not prevent a training organisation to provide such courses. The scope, content and delivery methods of these courses will not be reviewed by the Agency or the EASA Member States, as part of the audit scope of the Part-147 organisation. However, when Part-M or Part-145 requires the staff to be trained, the appropriateness of such training being delivered would be assessed during the audits of these particular organisations.

Regarding EASA Part 66 Module 9 & 10

Sofema Aviation Services together with our partner AETS holds regulatory approval BG.147.0005.

This approval is for type training in accordance with our capability. It does not allow us to issue Module 9 & Module 10 certificates required to obtain Part 66 Basic Licence.

However please note the following - Sofema Aviation Services offers Module 9 Human Factors and Module 10 Air Legislation as classroom training in support of 3rd Country Part 145 Workshop Certification Approval (please refer to Foreign Part-145 approvals - Components, engines and APU certifying staff UG.CAO.00126-003).

Under the scope of the user guide, the training is approved by the Quality Assurance Manager of the Receiving Organisation

SofemaOnline also offers Module 9 Human Factors & Module 10 Air Legislation for two purposes:

a) To Provide an online option equivalent to SAS Classroom training - again approved by the Quality Assurance Manager of the Receiving Organisation;
b) For study & review purposes in support of preparation for EASA Part 66 formal examinations.

What is the difference between EASA Part 145 Human Factors & CAMO Human Factors?

They are currently very different - Part 145 HF Training is not applicable for CAMO staffs who must receive the following HF combined with SMS course. Please see the following reference - Part CAMO Safety & Human Factor Training In Accordance with GM2 CAMO.A.305(g). Currently, no changes are applicable for EASA Part 145 Staff who will continue to receive training in accordance with EASA Part 145.A.30.

What Accreditation within the European Framework Does a Sofema Online Diploma Carry?

Due to the fact that exams are not invigilated, it is not possible to provide additional accreditation the cost of Invigilation being considerably more than the cost of the online program.
Completion of Sofema Online Diplomas serves as a "Hands-on and Practical" demonstration of personal competence which will directly support you in your career aspirations.

What happens when I complete the SOL Part 66 module and I have a Certificate?

The certificate you have achieved through SOL is a certificate of competence, once you are ready then you will be able to apply for and sit the module exam with our 147 partner (EAI) either in Romania or at one of our remote locations (this is a separate exam and will count towards your license).

This examination is taken under EASA examination conditions and will provide you with a Part 66 Module certificate which will count towards your license and be valid for 10 years

For details of how you may apply to take module exams under EASA Part 147 conditions please email

Can I get an Aircraft Maintenance License through passing SOL exams?

Unfortunately not (but this is not the purpose of PART 66 online with SOL) The purpose of SOL is to help you prepare for your formal license exam. If you understand how Part 66 works you will know that exams are taken under exam conditions, with an examiner present, to make sure that you are the person who you say you are (by showing Passport etc.) plus to check that you have no other material with you during the examination.

What is the relationship between Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) and European Aviation Institute (EAI)?

SAS and EAI have entered into a working relationship to provide the industry with regulatory, vocational and where appropriate EASA Part 66 Training. This relationship allows both companies to manage standards and to ensure the best possible product is available for our clients.

Please note Only Part 66, basic module & type training for which an EASA 147 organization is approved to deliver is considered Part 66 training under EASA Part 147 conditions.

All other training courses, whether delivered by SAS or SOL, are for competence building and vocational purposes and are NOT considered as EASA Part 147 approved courses.

SOL Part 66 Online courses are produced by EAI and delivered by SOL, they are offered as study material to support preparation for the formal module EASA Part 66 module examinations provided by EAI and other approved organizations.

Does SofemaOnline DG Awareness Training require regulatory approval by our CAA?

The training we offer is fully compliant with the latest revision of IATA DG regulations. We are currently approved by both the Bulgarian CAA and by the Thai Civil Aviation Authority. In many cases, the Regulatory authority accepts the organisation to approve itself in accordance with a procedure and to a standard acceptable to the Authority the awareness training SAS & SOL will fully support this activity typically support in conjunction with the Quality Assurance Department. In cases where the CAA wish to personally approve the course, we provide access for this purpose.

What are the organizational obligations regarding EASA Compliant 145 organization courses?

Under the EASA system, it is the responsibility of the organization to ensure that any training is compliant not just with EASA regulations but also with the internal competence management and oversight requirements of the Organization. All SofemaOnline training courses are based on material provided by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) and are intended to be fully compliant with the regulations. However please note it is for the receiving organization to ensure that the material meets your needs. To support this obligation if you sign up 5 or more delegates for a single training we will also provide additional access for a nominated quality auditor to assess the training. (In this way you as an organization can ensure the training meets your expectations, in addition, it will enable you to demonstrate you have audited the material which is part of the 145 audit program). Such access will be provided before you pay for the training (we are confident that our training is compliant and we want to support you in the best way possible). If you have less than 5 persons who wish to take the training we suggest you initially pay for a single course and use it for the purpose of internal approval.

May I suggest changes to the SOL courses?

We are very happy when our delegates suggest improvements or changes and if we can embrace the suggestion we usually act in the most proactive way. This Includes also Grammatical Improvements and Typographical Errors. 

We are pleased to offer discounts and other benefits for delegates who wish to support our ongoing development depending on the level of engagement. with more than 75000 Slides in current use, we strive to ensure the best presentation for our clients.

Please note the importance of providing feedback in an effective way and if you are happy to provide Sofema Online with Feedback please kindly see the following link.

It is our objective to continually improve our product and to do so we need your help and support.

Please check out our Linkedin Group - Sofema Online User Forum where we encourage our delegates to ask any questions or to seek guidance related to any of the subjects we cover.

Regarding Client Request for Original Documentation to be Provided

As an online service provider, it is normal practice for Sofema Online (SOL) to provide email copies of relevant contracts, agreements, proforma & final invoices.

In the event that the client requires physical processing and transmission the following is applicable: 

a/ Contract price less than 150 Euros will incur a 25 Euro Admin charge payable in advance to cover Admin & Postage services
b/ Contract price in excess of 150 Euros the Admin charge will be Waived