Commercial Pilot Training

A commercial pilot certificate is an advanced license that can be added onto an existing private pilot certificate.  Having a commercial pilot certificate will allow a pilot to be compensated for flying.  If you’re interested in becoming a commercial pilot, don’t be intimidated by thoughts of airline pilot training. Commercial pilot training is conduced in the same aircraft you earned your private pilot license.  The focus of commercial pilot training is advanced understanding of the flight environment, aircraft systems, and aircraft control.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  • Obtain at least a 2nd class FAA Medical Certificate
  • Satisfactorily complete an FAA Commercial Rating Knowledge Test
  • Accumulate 250 hours of total flight experience
  • Accumulate 100 hours pilot-in-command
  • Accumulate 10 hours of instrument training
  • Accumulate 10 hours of training in complex or technically advanced airplanes
  • Satisfactorily complete a Check Ride


The required times above reflect the minimum requirements for the Commercial Pilot Certificate. We at Genesis are in the business of making exceptional pilots. To be exceptional takes more that the minimum effort and proficiency is king. Because of our commitment to excellence our course takes closer to the national average of 30 flight hours to complete.