FAA pilot certificate to Canadian TCCA pilot license conversion

AC 61-135 describes the procedures and processes involved in converting the FAA pilot certificate to Canada TCCA pilot license and vice versa. Conversion does not mean that one has to surrender the current FAA or TCCA pilot certificate. It is not authorized for a pilot to obtain and maintain both FAA and TCCA pilot certificate or license. The FAA Advisory Circular describes the procedures clearly.
In a nut shell, a pilot medical examination and a written test (multiple choice) or 2 are required for the conversion or addition. Download the AC 61-135 and review thoroughly. If you have any questions about this, feel free to post them in the comments section below.

Post Date: September 25, 2012


  • hanychoi88@hotmail.com says:

    How are you,

    My name is Katie from Canada, I finished my training in Florida including CFI.

    I’m trying to convert my certificates to Canadian TCCA pilot certificate, and I do not know if my CFI can be converted.

    AC 61-135 doesn’t have an info about CFI conversion, so I was wondering how that works.

    thank you

    • Prince Singh says:

      There are no existing agreements in place between FAA and any other country to honor each other’s CFI certificate. You will need to meet all the eligibility requirements for the Canadian TCCA and pass their practical test. Good Luck.

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