• 100% Checkride Pass Rate within 3 Weeks
  • Onsite Housing
  • Personalized Coaching & Lesson Plan

3 Week Accelerated CFI Training Program

Be a fully accredited Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) in just 3 weeks! 

2 weeks of ground and flight training; 3rd week take your checkride.

Starting at $4,160 | Next cohort starts Nov 5th, 2018

"CFI Academy prepares you to be in the top 1% of flight instructors in the country by teaching you the 'why' behind everything. The instructors weed out your weaknesses with one-on-one coaching. And CFI Academy costs less than the 'diploma mill' schools. What else could you ask for?"
Jeff Pierce
CFI Academy Graduate

100% Checkride Pass Rate within 3 Weeks

1,847+ Satisfied Graduates

Maximum of 8 Students Per Class

Roger Chen (Aug 2018)
Passed Checkride on 1st Attempt
Justin Fancher (Aug 2018)
Passed Checkride on 1st Attempt
Tobi adebiyi (Aug 2018)
Passed Checkride on 1st Attempt
Travis Chong (Aug 2018)
Passed Checkride on 1st Attempt
Griffin Schwarz (Aug 2018)
Passed Checkride on 1st Attempt
Nicolas Nellessen (Aug 2018)
Passed Checkride on 1st Attempt
Daryll Quismorio (Aug 2018)
Passed Checkride on 1st Attempt

Become a CFI in 3 Weeks!

No wait time for checkride exam after your training

Take your Checkride exam after your CFI training instead of waiting months.

Free re-training if you don't pass your checkride

In case you don't pass your checkride the first time around - no sweat. We'll re-train you until you pass.

100% pass rate within 3 weeks

We take great pride in teaching our students everything they need to pass their Checkride. That's why a 100% of our students have passed their test within 3 weeks.

THE CFI Academy difference

Personalized Lesson Plans and Coaching

Just as a fitness coach customizes your workout, monitors your daily progress and makes adjustments on the fly - we do the same for your CFI training.

Learn the 'Why' Behind Everything

Other schools teach you to memorize just enough to pass your test. We teach the 'why' behind flight, safety, and regulations so that you retain that knowledge for life.

Explain the 'Why'

Your training at CFI Academy is not done until you can explain the 'why' of flight, safety, and regulations to a 9 year old in plain simple language.

Training at Your Own Pace

You can take the accelerated route in finish your CFI training in little as two weeks or you can take up to six weeks to go through the course at no additional cost aside from room and boarding.

Turn Weaknesses into Strengths

Your instructor works with to you identify weaknesses from your previous pilot training and works with you to fix the knowledge gap so that you CFI Academy as an elite pilot and instructor.

Just did my MEI add on for CFI renewal. This school is by far (of the many I’ve seen nationwide) the best experience I’ve ever had. To be clear it is no big soul sucking 141 place – it is a quiet, cozy, well run place that will give you more value than you can imagine. Prince is a dedicated mentor, instructor, guide, and friend who will help you overcome any hurdle you may face in your CFI process.

Adam Webster

CFI Academy graduate

Cost Effective On-Campus Housing

Stay in on-campus dorms, camp in on-campus camp site, or bring your RV/motor-home. There are also many options for off-site hotels and housing nearby.

On-campus Housing

Comfortable single or shared dorms with individual loft bed, desk, chair and storage areas. Also includes a common kitchen, showers, and bathrooms. The cost is just $200/week.

On- Campus Camp Site & RV Access

Bring your RV/motorhome or camp outside and use our bathrooms and showers.

RV Parking
Lodi Hotels

Hotels within a Few Miles

Hotels starting from $80/night are located within a few miles.

What Our Clients Say

Save Up to 40% vs Other CFI Schools

Simple and transparent pricing. No hidden surprises. Ever.

Standard CFI ASE

CFI ASE (Initial Issue) - Single Engine Cessna 172
$ 4160
  • CFI Ground School (upto 80 Hours)
  • Dual - Right seat CFI Training
  • Spin Training - Cessna 172
  • Pre-Post briefings and Lesson Plans, Reference Materials
  • Rental (2 hours) for CFI ASE Checkride

Standard CFI ASE

CFI ASE (Initial Issue) - Single Engine Arrow
$ 5000
  • CFI Ground School (upto 80 Hours)
  • Dual - Right seat CFI Training
  • Spin Training - Cessna 172
  • Pre-Post briefings and Lesson Plans, Reference Materials
  • Rental (2 hours) for CFI ASE Checkride
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Standard CFI AME

CFI AME (Initial Issue) - Multi Engine
$ 6200
  • CFI Ground School (upto 80 Hours)
  • Dual Beechcraft Duchess (10 Hours) - Right seat CFI Training
  • Spin Training - Cessna 172
  • Pre-Post briefings and Lesson Plans, Reference Materials
  • Rental (2 hours) for CFI ASE Checkride

Additional Costs (as applicable)

Books $100
$100
$800
From $200/week
From $30/night

How to Enroll

Free Consultation

See if CFI Academy is right for you. Talk to an admissions counselor about your goals, learning style, pricing, and areas of focus for your personalized coaching.  

Enroll

If you like what we have to offer and we feel you’re a good fit, we’ll get you enrolled in an upcoming CFI course. The entire process takes less than 30 minutes.

Train

We’ll teach you the why behind everything, coach you to overcome any shortcoming from your previous training, and train you to pass your Checkride with confidence.

Let's Talk

Talk with a CFI Academy adviser about your goals and experience to see if we’re a right fit for you and you’re a right fit for us. 

How it works

  1. Fill out the form
  2. We’ll call you within 2 hours for a free consultation.
  3. If you like what we have to offer, we’ll get your enrolled in one of our upcoming courses.
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FAQs

Do you offer financial aid?

There are several ways to finance your CFI training including loans, government assistance, and tuition reimbursement. Learn more.

what do i need TSA Clearance to attend CFI acamedy?

TSA clearance is required for “Pilot” training courses. Flight Instructor is a separate certificate. So, no, TSA clearance is not required for any Flight Instructor rating; CFI, CFII or MEI.

do you accept foreign students?

Yes, we do accept foreign students. Please contact us to talk about your specific immigration status.

What are the prerequisites for CFI?

  • A current FAA Commercial Pilot certificate (or ATP) with Airplane Category (ASEL or AMEL)
  • A minimum of class III medical certificate, valid. Basic Med is acceptable.
  • FIA and FOI exam passed (preferred, but not required), or Ground Instructor in lieu of FOI.