Certification: Helicopter Class Rating

800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Helicopter Class Rating is a rating placed on a pilot and/or flight instructor certificate. Candidates must hold a pilot certificate for operating a civil aircraft of the United States or a pilot certificate for operating a foreign-registered aircraft within the United States. Candidates must have received ground and flight training and pass a practical exam.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 2 Year(s)


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.