Flight Instructor Rating


  1. Applicant must hold a valid Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Licence, and have acquired not less than 20 hours instrument time, to commence training for the Class 4 Instructor Rating
  2. An applicant shall have successfully completed the written exam and flight test for the Commercial Licence before commencing ground training for the Class 4 Instructor Rating
  3. An applicant shall compete a minimum of 30 hours dual flight instruction of which a minimum of 5 hours training shall be in the teaching of instrument flight skills. 5 hours can be done on a Flight Training Device (sim time).
  4. A minimum of 25 hours of ground instruction


  1. Applicant must shall have obtained a minimum of 70% on Transport Canada exam (AIRAF)


  1. Applicant shall complete a flight test in accordance with flight test standards (TP5537)


  1. The holder may conduct dual flight instruction in respect to the issuance of a licence or rating


  1. Class 1 Instructor $85 /hour
  2. Cessna 152 $175/hr
  3. Cessna 172 $194/hr

Private Career College Costs

25 hours ground instruction 2,125.00
Preflight briefings / tutorials 10 hours 850.00
Dual Instruction C152 -30 hours
         Aircraft Rental 5,250.00
         Instructor 2,550.00

Private Career College Recovery

Enrollment fee 800.00
Sub-Total: $11,575.00

Written Exam / Flight Test

Written exam TC fee 35.00
Flight test ** 700.00
TOTAL: $12,310.00

** Includes Transport Canada processing fee, aircraft rental for flight exam, Transport Canada flight examiner fee and  administration

NOTE: All instruction satisfies Canadian Aviation Regulations minimum requirements and is only an estimate. NB. 13% HST will apply to all items.

Prices as of January 2023