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Not required to take FOI test if already an IGI or AGI?

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If you are going to get your CFI and you already have taken the IGI or AGI written test, filled out the 8710 and received your ground instructor certificate, it looks like you don't need to take teh FOI written test for your CFI certificate.

Anyone read the regs any different?





§61.183   Eligibility requirements.

To be eligible for a flight instructor certificate or rating a person must.....

(d) Receive a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor on the fundamentals of instructing listed in §61.185 of this part appropriate to the required knowledge test;

(e) Pass a knowledge test on the areas listed in §61.185(a)(1) of this part, unless the applicant:

(1) Holds a flight instructor certificate or ground instructor certificate issued under this part;

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  1. southfloridacfi on Apr 17, 2014

    That’s correct, because you already have taken the FOI in order to obtain your Ground Instructor Certificate. At your CFI initial exam during the paperwork process, just present your ground instructor certificate.

    This isn’t to say you won’t be asked questions about FOI’s though on your oral, so keep studying your FOI’s!

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