Commercial and CFI test at the same time?

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by Christopher Newman, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Christopher Newman

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    I have read on forums that one should study and take both the commercial and CFI written exams at the same time. I have also read that Sheppard Air comes highly recommended. I just called Sheppard Air, and they will not sell me two modules. They will only sell one and the reason is that studying and taking two exams at the same time lowers your score. Does anyone have input on this? Thank you!
     
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    Shop elsewhere. Ol' Irwin Gleim has no problem selling you as many test programs as you like.
     
  3. whereisrandall

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    Christopher, I thought that too - it's often stated that you should. But the CFI bank is different enough from the commercial that you probably want some study time between the two. I recommend prepware apps for practice. Good luck!
     
  4. farmerbrake

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    Couldn't you get the course for the commercial, and then get a cfi to sign you off for the cfi test? Just give him a few bucks for the ink?
     
  5. mondtster

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    No need for that. There are no endorsements required for the CFI written tests.

    OP, with the Sheppard Air software you cannot have two different study programs open at the same time. I doubt it is an issue where they really won't sell you both study guides you want, but more of an issue where they're saying no because you can only use one at a time anyway. The CFI written test is not terribly hard, I'd get the study guide for that and it will basically cover the commercial certificate study as well.
     
  6. Wheels

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    That is what I did. I got the CFI study guide from Sheppard and then took CFI airplane, Advanced Ground Instructor, and Commercial airplane after studying it and scored in the high 90's on all three tests.
     
  7. Christopher Newman

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    Thank you all for your responses. Much appreciated.