Multi Engine Rating

Rating Requirements

The Multi-Engine Rating is the next rating in Canada where you may fly more complex aircraft. With additional training, the holder of a Multi-Engine Rating may also obtain addition ratings including an instrument rating, and aircraft type ratings.

Following the issuance of a Private Pilot License or Commercial Pilot License the Transport Canada requirements for the issue of a Multi-Engine Rating are as follows:



Must be at least 17 years of age


Valid Category 1or 3 Medical Certificate


  • Complete 5 Hour Multi-Engine Ground School ( not required by Transport Canada but recommended by school)


  • Pass Transport Canada Multi-Engine Flight Test (MEFT)

  • There are no written examination requirements


  • Must first hold a valid Private Pilot License (PPL) or Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

  • BP Aviation’s suggested minimum Total Experience Requirements prior to commencing training of the Multi-Engine Rating

    • 100 hours total time

Multi-Engine Course Requirements

  • There is no minimum hour requirement for the multi-engine rating, the average student can accomplish this between 8-10hrs. The candidate must demonstrate adequate knowledge & skill to pass a flight test.