The aim of the course is to train pilots to acquire the competence required for the certificate of instrument rating instructor.


The instructor candidate, who requests admission to the IRI course, must meet certain requirements as established by the current regulation:
• hold at least the licence and, where relevant, the rating for which flight instruction is to be given;
• have:
– completed at least 15 hours of flight as a pilot on the class or type of aeroplane on which flight instruction is to be given, of which a maximum of 7 hours may be in an FSTD representing the class or type of aeroplane, if applicable; or
– passed an assessment of competence for the relevant category of instructor on that class or type of aeroplane;
• be entitled to act as PIC on the aircraft during such flight instruction. An applicant for an IRI(A) certificate shall:
• have completed at least 800 hours of flight time under IFR, of which at least 400 hours shall be in aeroplanes; and
• in the case of applicants of an IRI(A) for multi-engine aeroplanes, meet the requirements of paragraph FCL.915.CRI(a) (Hold a CRI(A) certificate)

On average 3 months

• 25 hrs of classroom in Teaching & Learning; Not required if FI qualified
• 10 hrs of classroom for technical training; 5 hours if FI qualified

• 10 hrs of flight instruction