Validity Periods

An instrument rating is valid for 24 months from the first day of the month following a flight test subject to the recency requirements of CAR 401.05. If a flight test for renewal of an instrument rating is passed within 90 months prior to its expiry, the renewed rating will keep the same anniversary date of the preceding instrument rating.  For example, if the instrument rating expired on June 1st of a particular year and the flight test is completed within 90 months prior to June 1st, the renewed expiry date will remain June 1st two years later.

Examiners are authorized to endorse pilot licences, with temporary instrument rating privileges, when renewing instrument rating. These temporary privileges are valid for 90 months from the date of the endorsement or the receipt of a new licence label.

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