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NEW CENTERLINE THRUST POLICY: According to the following FAA Memorandum dated August 1st, 2018, and the updated FSIMS job guide, Centerline Thrust restrictions will no longer be issued on pilot certificates issued on the basis of Military Competency. In addition, anyone who has a centerline thrust restriction appearing on their certificate can apply to have it removed.

- Please click here to read the Memorandum.

- Please click here to read the FSIMS job guide.

ALSO, please note that on October 15, 2018, the traditional MCA and MCH exams will be replaced with a new, one-size-fits-all military competency commercial pilot test called Commercial Pilot – Military Competency Non-Category Specific (three letter test code MCN).

Two specific Military Competency conversions are allowed by 14 CFR 61.73. They are Mil Comp to Commercial Pilot/Instrument, and Mil Comp to Flight Instructor. This web page is dedicated just to Mil Comp to Commercial/Instrument. See our Military Competency Instructor page for more details on Flight Instructor issuances.

Military Competency to Commercial / Instrument Pilot:

This is the process thru which you, a military pilot training graduate, get your FAA commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating. It's simple... you just take a written test and then turn in some paperwork to the FAA.

No matter where you live, you can download our software, study the minimum questions (approximately 160), instead of the full 930-question FAA test engine, go to the nearest free testing center (or commercial CATS or PSI Lasergrade testing center), and pass the test with ease.

  • You won't study more questions than those that can show up on your test.
  • The learning program downloads and installs on your computer.
  • You don't need an internet connection to study with our course.
  • Receive Automatic courseware updates (when you do have an Internet connection) 24- hours a day to keep up with the fluid pace of FAA changes.
  • Study at your convenience, at your computer, at your pace, on your schedule.
  • Have personal telephone instructor support available to you 24 hours a day, especially when you're trying to submit the paperwork to the FAA!
  • Take your exam at the testing center of your choice, anywhere.
  • Course software is written for PC's with Windows XP or later, for iPad with IOS 8.0 or later, and for Macs with OS 10.7 or later.

How much does the Military Competency Commercial course enrollment cost?
Our Military Competency Airplane (MCA) and Military Competency Helicopter (MCH) courses are $40.00. The nation-wide price for the test with either CATS or PSI Lasergrade is usually $150, though you can take your test for free at most military installations. The FAA raised the price for taking test recently... click here for more.

If you're a student pilot at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, ask for your discount on our MCA study course.

What paperwork do I have to turn in for this certificate?
Click here for a complete guide to turning in the paperwork.

How do I enroll in the study course?
Call us during our signup hours any day of the year at 1-940-642-4945, and you'll receive your username and password to start studying right away.

Where do I take the test?
You can take your test at any commercial FAA testing center (CATS and PSI Lasergrade) or for free at most military installations. Click on the link below to find your nearest FAA testing location.

Find your Nearest FAA Testing Location

What do I receive from the FAA for taking this Military Competency test?
They will give you a pilot certificate (they call them 'certificates instead of 'licenses') at the commercial level. It will include Airplane Single Engine Land if you flew single engine planes during pilot training (T-6. T-34). it will include Airplane Multiengine Land if you flew multiengine planes during pilot training (T-38. T-1. T-37). it will include Helicopter if you flew helicopters during training, and it will include Instrument Airplane or Instrument Helicopter as appropriate (this instrument rating is good for any aircraft you have now or get added in the future, single or multiengine. land or sea). Of course, any privileges you had on your FAA pilot certificate before going to military pilot training carry forward so you don't lose anything.

Do I have to have a current FAA medical to do this?
No. you don't have to have a current medical to get your military competency certificate issued to you.

How long does this process take?
It will take you 2 to 3 hours to study for the test with our study course. The test itself will take you 20 minutes. Then all you have to do is run down to the nearest Designated Pilot Examiner or FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) and turn in the paperwork. Click here for details on finding your nearest FAA representative and completing the paperwork.

Do I have to wait until after I graduate from pilot training to take the test?
No. you can take the test before you graduate. You just have to wait until after graduation to turn in the paperwork to the FAA.

I am a member of a foreign military who is graduating from U.S. military pilot training. Am I eligible for this military competency commercial certificate?
You may be eligible under one exception to the rule. Please call us for the details and the additional required paperwork required. Our phone number is 1-940-642-4945.

Note: When you enroll in our course, your license to view and learn our proprietary materials is limited to only one person and only one device. There is no way to print the study course content, so you must study at a computer (with the rapid pace of FAA changes, paper gets old too quickly). Your study subscription is valid until the day you take the FAA exam as long as you don't exceed one year. Your study subscription will expire the day you take your FAA exam, or at one year, whichever occurs first. It is best if the computer you study from has Internet access (in order to receive automated courseware updates), though Internet access is not required to study.

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