Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI)
Do you want to be immediately hired after you receive your Commercial rating? You should consider becoming a Certified Flight Instructor or better yet, a Multi Engine Instructor.
Once you receive your Commercial rating the next step for most people is to obtain their CFI, CFII and MEI ratings so that they can build flight hours while teaching others how to fly.
Being a CFI is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do in the aviation industry. Think of how excited you were when you first mastered landings, soloed or passed a check ride; now you can share that experience with your students while watching the learn and grow to become great pilots.
Steps for Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor
Hold a valid Commercial Pilot Certificate or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
Hold the appropriate category and class rating for the flight instructor rating to be sought.
Hold at least a 3rd Class Medical
Must be at least 18 years old
You must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English Language.
Log at least 15 hours as PIC in the category and class of aircraft that is appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought.
Demonstrate instructional proficiency in stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery and receive an endorsement.
Pass the required FAA Written Exam
Pass the Oral and Practical Exams