Instructor Rating

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An Instructor rating allows a commercial pilot license holder to conduct flight training for the issue of the Private Pilot License (PPL), Night Rating, Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP), and the Commercial Pilot License (CPL). A Commercial Pilot License is required for an Instructor rating.


  • Before commencing flight training for the Class 4 Instructor Rating, an applicant shall hold a Commercial or Airline Transport License - Aeroplane and have completed a minimum of 20 hours instrument time, of which a minimum of 10 hours shall be instrument flight time.
  • Before commencing ground training for the Class 4 Instructor Rating, an applicant shall have successfully completed the written examination and flight test for the Commercial Pilot License - Aeroplane
  • An applicant must successfully complete a Transport Canada written exam
  • An applicant must successfully complete a flight test with a Transport Canada examiner
  • An applicant must have completed 60 hours of training, to include a minimum of 30 hours Instructor Rating ground school instruction and 30 hours dual flight instruction

Estimated cost:

The following is representative of the fees incurred using a Cessna 150, based on the minimum course requirements as stipulated by Transport Canada. Additional instruction may be required to achieve the proficiency necessary to obtain an Instructor Rating

Instructor Rating
30 hrs. Dual (C150) @ $197.00 / hour (30 hours) $5,910.00
30 hrs. Ground Instruction @ $64.00 / hour (30 hours) $1,920.00
Written test fee     $35.00
Flight Test Fee     $200.00


Other costs to be aware are registration costs of $200 and materials of $300.

Please do not hesitate to consult a member of our staff for additional information.