What it takes to become a Commercial Pilot

Commercial Pilot


By attaining your commercial pilot certificate, you are ready to be paid to do what you love.


The Commercial License is a license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, which allows a pilot to fly for hire or compensation. Your training will include flying more complex aircraft. In order to earn a commercial license, you must possess a private pilot certificate, and complete both a knowledge test and a practical flight test.

Prior to enrolling in our commercial pilot program, you must have at least a private pilot certificate, a current biennial flight review, and a current medical certificate. If your biennial flight review is not current, we can complete that prior to enrollment.

  1. You must be at least 18 years old to acquire the rating.

  2. You must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

  3. You must possess at least a third-class FAA medical examination. You will require at least a second-class medical certificate to exercise your privileges as a commercial pilot.

  4. You must pass the written aeronautical knowledge test.

  5. You must pass a practical flight test.

  6. You must receive flight training from a certified flight instructor.