Professional Pilot: Flight Instructor Certificate

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The flight instructor certificate allows a commercial and instrumentrated pilot to train flight students in acquiring their private and commercial pilot certificates. The instrument flight instructor rating allows the holder to train students working toward their instrument rating. Flight instructors can also teach aviation ground schools.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Estimated Cost: $1,298.28

Approx. # of Quarters: 1

Admission Dates: Fall, winter, spring and summer quarters

Prerequisites: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must comply with FAA licensing standards and possess an FAA Commercial certificate with Instrument Rating. Second class FAA medical certificate required prior to first day of class. Please contact Instructor for details.

Employability Requirement: To be employed as a professional pilot, at the minimum, one must possess a commercial pilot certificate. This certificate is obtained by passing a Federal Aviation Administration written test, a flight test, and obtaining a Federal Aviation Administration medical certificate.

Program Length: This certificate program is approximately one quarter in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must comply with FAA licensing standards and possess an FAA Commercial certificate with Instrument Rating. Second class FAA medical certificate required prior to first day of class. Please contact instructor for details.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires that U.S. citizens prove citizenship status before beginning flight training by providing a current passport or birth certificate and driver’s license. Non-U.S. students must submit to a background and fingerprint check from the TSA prior to beginning training. Contact instructor for details.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
AVP 260 Certified Flight Instructor I 4
AVP 265 Certified Flight Instructor II 4
AVP 268 Instrument Flight Instructor 4
  Total Credits for Completion 12

Note: Students often complete their program requirements at different rates due to their own skills and abilities and the availability of aircraft and suitable weather. Thus, the number of quarters needed to satisfactorily complete all of the requirements may exceed those listed above in some cases.