Certificated Flight Instructor

You have already received your Commercial rating and are now looking to build even more time to increase your opportunities for jobs. At this point the ideal next step would be to obtain your Instructor’s rating. By getting your CFI you not only ensure that you will get paid to fly but you will build time teaching others in the process.


To provide training for compensation or hire, conduct flight reviews, and give endorsements for pilot training, aircraft ratings and exams

Eligibility Requirements
  • Hold a commercial certificate in category and class
  • Pass the Airman's Knowledge Test
  • Pass the Oral and Practical Test
Minimum Flight Experience
  • 3 hours test prep

1Most of the work towards this rating is ground instruction

2The flight portion is just proficiency and varies with each candidate - most require about 10 hours of flight training.