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Gleim knowledge test endorsement

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Is the gleim knowledge test endorsement alone will consederd for the instrument written exam or do I required an instructor   endorsement as will ?

The matrix doc require "both" a completion certificate for the ground school and a log book endorsement.

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  1. Mark Kolber on Dec 30, 2012

    The Gleim knowledge test endorsement is sufficient. If you at the Gleim endorsement, you will see the signature is by an instructor.

    I’m not sure which matrix you are referring to. The endorsement the regs require for the knowledge test is the instructor endorsement certifying that the you accomplished the appropriate ground-training or a home-study course and and are prepared for the test. 61.35(a). That’s covered by the Gleim endorsement although it can also be done by your instructor based on a review of the course with you.

    There is a more general requirement for the instrument rating 61.65(a)(3) that you log ground training, but that reg refers to ground training =or= successfully completion a home study course.

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  2. Mark Kolber on Dec 30, 2012

    Just re-checked. 61.65(a)(4) also refers to a logbook endorsement of preparation, but note that it too has alternative language: “Receive a logbook or training record endorsement from an authorized instructor certifying that the person is prepared to take the required knowledge test.” Again, the Gleim endorsement satisfies you “training record” endorsement. It does not have to be written directly in your logbook (although many people will ask their CFI to do so on the “belt and suspender” theory.

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