Certified Flight Instructor Instrument
Certificated Flight Instructor II (Advanced/Instrument)
Included in Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics program. The certificate prepares students to add the CFI Rating-Advanced/Instrument to their Commercial Certificate.
Students acquire additional in-depth knowledge of IFR procedures, maneuvers and instrument approaches which are the foundation of this stage of instruction. At the completion of this FAA-approved training, students will have earn their certified flight instructor instrument requirement and completed the entire CAU Aviation Program offering. These ratings and certificates are earned through either the Bachelor's or Associate's program.
Certificated Flight Instructor II Highlights
Earn Within Third Year of Training
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics program can become a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) within their third academic year.
Ground + Flight Training
In a combination of classroom and flight instruction, students are prepared to become a CFII.
Learn to Instruct Others to Fly
Students further learn the skills to conduct student aviation instruction, including instruction on instrument flying.
Certificated Flight Instructor II
These courses further prepare you in your career as a Certified Flight Instructor, as they assist you toward adding a CFI Rating – Advanced/Instrument certification to an existing Commercial Certificate.
With this certification, you will be able to assist others in successfully navigating advanced scenarios as they learn to fly above the clouds. During ground school, you will receive in-depth training in essential concepts, such as application of advanced Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). You will learn to instruct students in navigating more-challenging weather conditions, as well as becoming more confident in your abilities to instruct them in skilled maneuvers and instrument readings.
During hands-on flight experience, you will utilize self-assessments as guides for developing insight into the process of instructing and evaluating others. You will have the opportunity to apply your advanced knowledge of procedures and regulations from the right-seat position, as you instruct others.
Implementing curriculum and standards, you will learn the art of briefing and debriefing your students during pre and post-flight scenarios. You will be able to accurately gauge the maturity levels and abilities of your students, and have confidence in endorsing candidates for their exams, as you prepare to pass your own Flight Instructor Instrument written examination.
Adding the Advanced/Instrument certification to your instructor wheelhouse enables you to share your love of flying with others as you assist them in learning to navigate more-complicated aerial landscapes. A Certified Flight Instructor Instrument, or CFII, is a highly-valued commodity in the aviation world.
CFII’s can expect to gain employment as line or charter pilots, first officers, captains, check airmen, or as flight operation directors. Organizational opportunities include airlines, flight schools, agricultural industries, charter and tour businesses, governmental agencies, private companies, and cargo carriers.
Those gaining the Certified Flight Instructor Instrument certification must have previously obtained their basic CFI certification. There are two national organizations – the National Association of Flight Instructors and the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators – which are available to support you in your career as a professional flight instructor. For more information about fees, career prospects, and graduation rates, see our consumer information page.