Certification: Certified Flight Instrument Instructor Rating (CFII)

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Certified Flight Instrument Instructor Rating (CFII), is a rating placed on a flight instructor certificate. The CFII Rating is required for flight instructors to provide instrument training for instrument ratings, or required instrument training for commercial pilot and airline transport pilot certificates. Candidates must meet all prerequisites and experience requirements. Candidates must 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.