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Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFI-I)

As a disciplined, instrument rated pilot, you are acutely aware of the demands of precision flying. As a caring and dedicated mentor and Certified Flight Instructor, you are prepared to guide Aviators. The NextGen CFI-I program combines those talents to instruct in the more advanced world of instrument flying. Requirements for the CFI-I are:

  • Valid commercial pilot w/ instrument rating

    • Or ATP certificate

  • 3rd class or higher medical

  • At least 18 years old 

  • Read, speak, write, and understand English 

  • Since this is an “add-on”, there are no written test (knowledge) requirements

  • There is no flight time requirement for the CFI-I

  • At least 15 hours PIC in the category and class of aircraft appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought. 

  • Practical test prep flights within the preceding 2 calendar months with an authorized CFI (per §61.39(a)6) 

  • Checkride