Due to full-time courses offered at Seneca, we are only able to offer courses once a year, usually in February.
No, however, you do require some background knowledge in aviation to understand the course content. We encourage individuals who are undergoing training for a Class IV Flight Instructor Rating to take our course to better prepare them for their upcoming written examination and flight test for the Instructor Rating.
Yes, we can accept 36 participants in each course.
You require a valid Flight Instructor Rating on the first day of the course, a valid Category I Medical and you must have a satisfactory Flight Test Record and are not undergoing Follow-up Action with Transport Canada where they have deemed that a Flight Test is required for your Flight Instructor Rating renewal.
Your “Flight Test Record” is maintained by Transport Canada and/or your Flight Training Unit and consists of the pass rate for all your students that have undergone flight test for which you were the recommending instructor.
You can contact your local Transport Canada Centre and/or your Chief Flight Instructor.
Each course participant will have an opportunity to learn in a minimum of three of our simulators.
Once registered, each course participant will receive a “user name” and “password” to access the course web-site which includes an online learning tool and many other supporting course documents.
You should register sooner than later, due to a maximum capacity of 36 course participants. Please see our online registration form to register.
More than 14 days before the course start date – full refund of tuition fee.
Between 14 days and 7 days before the course start date – 50% refund of tuition fee.
Less than 7 days before the course start date – no refund of tuition fee.
Our course is Canada’s longest running Flight Instructor Refresher Course and is presented by Canada’s most experienced instructing staff with a vast array of background knowledge and industry experience. You will gain much more insight into flight instruction by taking our course.
Seneca hosts a luncheon on the day of the simulator training sessions and hangar workshops, and a social event in the evening of the same day.
You receive a “Course Completion Certificate” which can be presented to Transport Canada for a rating renewal pending you meet the requirements outlined in CARs 421.66. In addition, you will receive a Tuition Receipt which can be claimed for a possible tax credit with Canada Revenue Agency.
The instructor rating renewal is not an automatic process following the completion of the course. For each course completion certificate, the course provider will also provide two certified copies to the participant.
For instructors whose instructor rating will expire soon after the completion of the course, the second certified copy could be kept and be used as proof of temporary privileges for 90 days following the date of the signature.
Application for renewal for a flight instructor rating based on successful completion of a flight instructor refresher course will be accepted where:
Note: A valid medical is required in order to be eligible for renewal.
A flight test is the only option if: