Instructor Pilot Program


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Age 18 to earn Commercial Pilot Certificate & Flight Instructor Certificate
  • Current government-issued photo ID
  • Birth certificate or current passport
  • Private Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating
  • Current First Class FAA Medical Certificate



In the Instructor Pilot Program, a student with a Private Pilot Certificate (with Instrument Rating) will prepare to take their Commercial Pilot Certificate (either single engine or multi engine) FAA knowledge exam, oral exam, and practical exam. Once completed with the Commercial Pilot Certificate, the student proceeds to the Commercial Pilot Additional Class to prepare for single engine or multi engine, whichever was not taken for the Commercial Pilot Certificate.



On completion of the Commercial Pilot Certificate and Commercial Pilot Additional Class, a student must select two of three Elective courses to add to their instructor certificate. They are: (1) Certificated Flight Instructor, (2) Certificated Flight Instrument Instructor or (3) Certificated Multi-Engine Instructor. The student is responsible for any additional costs associated with Electives.


Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Conduct flights with passengers or cargo for compensation or hire in a single/multi engine airplane in visual or instrument flight
  • Conduct ground instruction in a classroom environment or a one-on-one basis
  • Conduct flight instruction in a single engine or multi engine airplane (depending on Elective option selected)
  • Conduct flight instrument instruction (depending on Elective options selected)
  • Conduct training flights, determine student proficiency, and report on student progress
  • Motivate students to complete their certificates and ratings
  • Further their aviation career by accumulating flight hours



Act as a Certificated Flight Instructor instructing ground and flight lessons to students who would like to obtain a Private Certificate (single engine and/or multi engine class), Commercial Certificate (single engine and/or multi engine class), or Instrument Rating. 


Potential entry level job titles include, but are not limited to: Part 121 airlines, Part 135 aircraft charter, corporate flight department, flight instructor, aerial photography, surveying, military, bush pilot/remote re-supply, medical evacuation, firefighting and spotting, Federal and State Government positions, drug enforcement, pipeline and transmission line patrol, and airplane sales/demonstration. Jobs are based on flight hours set by the company. Commercial pilots must hold a First / Second class medical.



The average length of time for a student taking a full course load is 10-18 months.  The enrollment agreement lists the students’ start date. (quarter system beginning on 1st of the month and ending on the last day of the quarter (ex: 04/01/2018 to 07/023/2018).



FAA holds the right to refuse anyone a certificate/rating for any drug/alcohol offenses.

Occupational opportunities may be reduced for a criminal record or low flight time.



The FAA sets the course curriculum and standards for certificates and ratings. The FAA makes no exceptions for not meeting the standards. Per the FAA regulations, the student must complete the required lessons and successfully pass all knowledge exams, stage checks, oral exams, and practical flight exams.  All academic courses within a program are graded in accordance to the “Grading & Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy” published in the most current Academic Catalog.  Graduation credit hours for elective options are: (1) 96.5 (2) 94.0 (3) 94.0.



  • FAA Commercial Certificate (Single and Multi Engine with Instrument Rating)

Selection of Two:

  • Certificated Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI)
  • Certificated Flight Instrument Instructor Certificate (CFII)
  • Certificated Multi Engine Instructor Certificate (MEI)



Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) 1473

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