Be at least 18 years of age.
Hold at least a certified flight instructor certificate (airplane).
Hold at least a commercial certificate for multi-engine airplanes.
Be able to read speak, and understand the English language.
Obtain at least a second-class FAA medical certificate.
Pass the FAA practical flight test. Ground Requirements:
There are no minimum FAA requirements for ground or flight time for the flight instructor rating. However, IAE students average about 12 hours of ground instruction (including classroom-instructing techniques), and 7 hours of flight instruction. Each student may require more or less time depending on past experience knowledge, and currency.