FAA Part 61

Certified Flight Instructor

OSM Aviation Academy offers a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) training course which includes practical and theoretical training required for pilots to become a CFI in accordance with FAA Part-61.

Course information

On this page, you will find information about costs, pre-entry requirements, and the FAA Part 61 Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) course offered by OSM Aviation Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The start dates are flexible, please contact us with your request for a course start.

Training plan

The FAA Part-61 Certified Flight Instructor training course is estimated to take 1 month and requires full attendance during this period. During the period, we can offer you group housing, follow-ups on progress, and administrative and educational assistance during the whole period.


  • 20 hours of personalized ground training
  • 5 hours Pre/Post-flight briefings
  • 15 hours dual flight training in a C172 SP


The student must have an approved FAA First Class Medical and TSA approved confirmation email (non-US citizens) before the first flying lesson.

Required documents

  • Passport
  • Medical Certificate
  • Student application form
  • Authorization from your parents if you are under 18 years old.

Price and payment

4,599 USD*

An initial payment of 30% of the total cost must be made before the course start date.

Additional expenses

  • First Class Medical Certificate
  • CFI Checkride
  • FOI Aeronautical Knowledge Test
  • CFI Aeronautical Knowledge Test

*Prices are estimated on the minimum hour requirement to complete the required training. It is not guaranteed you will complete your training in the number of hours or time frame stated. In some cases, additional training may be required for you to complete. Should you require any additional flight/ground hours or accommodation, you will be responsible for additional costs.