- Possess a valid FAA Private or Commercial Certificate with an Airplane category and a Single-Engine Land class rating.
- Possess at least an FAA Third Class Medical Certificate
- Be able to speak, read, write and understand the English Language.
- Be a U.S. citizen or apply through AFSP for foreign pilots.
- Pass the required knowledge test with a minimum score of 70%
- Pass the required practical test with an FAA Designated Examiner
- Requires 50 hours of cross country flight time as pilot in command, of which 10 hours must have been in an airplane.
- Also, 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time, of which 15 hours must be from an authorized instructor.
- No more than 20 hours of instrument time may be in a full flight simulator.
- Complete an IFR cross-country flight of at least 250 nautical miles on airways or ATC routing with a minimum of three different types of instrument approaches.