Commercial Pilot Training

The Commercial Pilot Certificate is a qualification that permits you to act as pilot-in-command of an aircraft for compensation or hire. If you are seeking a career in aviation, the Commercial Pilot Certificate is a prerequisite for working in the industry. During this course you will also receive your High Performance & Complex endorsements to operate these aircraft as pilot in command.

The FAA requires a minimum age of 18 years and the ability to obtain an FAA Second Class Medical.

Estimated course training time and associated costs are below. Your time to obtain the required skills may vary. Remember, you do not have to pay this amount up front; it is spread out over the length of your training.

*The following course outline is designed for a pilot transitioning from obtaining their Private/Instrument Certificates. If you have additional flight hours above these Certificates, your course times will vary. Please contact us for a customized quote for your Commercial Certificate.

Flight and Ground Instruction
Item Cost/Hour Hours Total
Airplane Rental $158.00 116 $18,328.00
Flight Instruction $52.50 71 $3,727.50
Ground Instruction $52.50 35 $1,837.50
Simulator $82.00 4 $328.00
Supplies (Commercial Test Prep Course) $299.00
FAA Written Exam $175.00
Part 141 Final Stage Check Processing Fee $54.50
Estimated Total


* Sporty’s Academy has examining authority for students enrolled in its 14 CFR Part 141-approved training program.

*For part 61 students, expect a checkride fee of $650 in replacement of the $54.50 final stage check processing fee.

Financing options available from AOPA.

For career pilot students, financing is also available through Meritize.

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