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Can the FIA written test be used to get an AGI certificate?

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Hi there,

in order to get an AGI certificate i'd need to take the FOI written test and AGI written test. Ok, now: in a month i'm having my CFI checkride but i'm worried about FAA delays and willing to start instruct ASAP so i was wondering if in the meantime i can get a AGI certificate presenting my FOI and FIA written tests relsults at the FSDO.

Can anyone help me?

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  1. lo_fly on Nov 30, 2012

    i think i’ve found the answer: i can get only a BGI. The AFI written includes all AGI knowledge but part 61.155 so i’m not eligible.
    Am i right?

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  2. Dan Miller on Dec 15, 2012

    To be clear, you are wanting the CGI with an Advanced rating. You can actually take the BGI, AGI, and/or IGI. To obtain the CGI you will need one of the writtens mentioned (BGI, AGI or IGI), the FOI and an application (8710). I believe the FSDO will still need the application on paper rather than IACRA but you can check with them when you make your appointment. Show up at the FSDO with items in hand, they will review and issue a Certified Ground Instructor (CGI) certificate.

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