Minimum 18 years of age.
You are required to have a Category 1 Medical Certificate valid for a Commercial
Pilots License - Airplane. If you are under 40 years of age, this certificate is
valid for 12 months; otherwise the certificate is valid for 6 months.
Before commencing flight training for the Class 4 Instructor Rating, an
applicant shall hold a Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot
License - Airplane and have completed a minimum 20 hours of instrument
time, of which a minimum 10 hours must be instrument flight time.
An applicant shall complete in aeroplanes a minimum of 30 hours dual flight
instruction, on overall pilot proficiency and the presentation of all exercises
set forth in the Flight Instructor Guide and shall include a minimum of
5 hours of training in the teaching of instrument flight skills. A maximum of 5
of the 30 hours may be conducted on an approved airplane simulator or
An applicant shall complete an instructor flight test to the standards outlined
in the Flight Test Standard - Flight Instructor Rating - Airplanes,
Helicopters, Aerobatics, (TP5537).
An applicant who holds or has held an instructor rating for helicopters,
gyroplanes, gliders, balloons or aerobatics shall be credited with 10 hours of
the 25 hour ground school requirement.
An applicant who holds an Airport Transport License - Airplane, or a teaching
certificate issued by provincial or territorial authorities, shall be credited
10 hours towards the 25 hour ground school instruction requirement.
An applicant who holds or has held a flight instructor rating - helicopter, is
not required to perform the written component of the examination.