FAA Pilot Certification Details

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There are several different kinds of airman certificates and ratings issued by the FAA. We will go over each one below.

Airline Pilot

A typical pilot looking to get hired by the airlines will usually get the following certificates and ratings in the order listed below.

  1. Student Pilot Certificate
  2. Private Pilot Certificate
  3. Instrument Rating
  4. Commercial Pilot Certificate
  5. Multi Engine Rating with Commercial and Instrument Add-on
  6. Flight Instructor Certificate
  7. Instrument Instructor Rating
  8. Multi Engine Instructor Rating
  9. Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
FAA Airman Certificate

FAA Pilot Certificates and Ratings