In order to obtain an Instrument Instructor Pilot Rating, you must hold at least a Commercial Pilot Certificate, and you must successfully pass the FAA Knowledge Test and a practical test for an Instrument Instructor. The practical test consists of an oral examination and a flight test. This test is given by a FAA Inspector or a FAA Designated Flight Examiner and is administered at AFTC. When these tests are successfully completed, you will receive an Instrument Instructor Rating and be able to tot teach flying an airplane under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) as denoted by the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s).We recommend to all of our Commercial Pilot Course graduates to obtain an Instrument Instructor Rating.
For a pilot who is interested in pursuing a professional Instruction pilot job, a Commercial Pilot Certificate is needed. A Commercial Pilot Certificate is required to be able to get paid money for (instructional) flight. Every Certified Flight Instructor has at least a Commercial Pilot license and an Instrument Rating.