Expired Flight Instructor Certificates can be renewed by taking a practical exam (checkride) in any one of the following CFI category/class – CFI, CFII or MEI.
If you hold all 3 ratings on your expired CFI certificate, then you can pick any one of the 3 above. Flight Instructor Instrument or CFII and Multi Engine Instructor or MEI are the easier of the 3. The course duration and cost for both, the CFII or MEI, are about the same; 3-4 days and about $2500 each. Click here for CFII course info, or here for MEI course info.
If you do not hold all 3 ratings, then you can simply add the one that is missing out of the possible 3.
For reinstatement, there is no written exam required.
How to Apply?
When you are ready, and have finalized the 4 days for your reinstatement training and checkride, complete our Application Form and submit it. Once we receive this form, we will go ahead and get the resources assigned, including scheduling of your checkride with a DPE. You will receive and email confirmation from us, and then you show up on the course start date. That’s it.