What is a CFI Checkride?
Similarly one may ask, what does it take to be a CFI?
Becoming a CFI Be at least 18 years of age. Hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate or ATP Certificate. Must hold a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical Certificate. Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
Likewise, how hard is CFI? The CFI checkrides are not really hard, but they are unlike any of the other rides because the examiner is much more interested in checking how much you know and if you can communicate the concepts well enough rather than checking to see how well you fly.
Furthermore, how long does it take to get a CFI?
Acquiring The CFI or Certified Flight Instructor Certificate In fact, don't be surprised if your instructor requires as many as 80 hours of ground training (that's 40, two-hour lessons) just developing your teaching skills. This training typically takes anywhere from two to three months to complete.
How do you schedule a CFI Checkride?
The Orlando FSDO has you fill out a form online requesting an initial CFI checkride. They then assign a DPE to do your checkride. That takes two weeks and they send you an email telling you which DPE has been assigned. Then you contact the DPE and schedule the checkride with him.