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Gleim Online Ground School for Canadian Conversion - Private Pilot

The FAA offers the direct issuance of U.S. pilot certificates to holders of Canadian pilot certificates. Qualified Canadian pilots may take a condensed, 40-question knowledge test and earn an FAA pilot certificate based on their Canadian pilot certificate, without having to take a flight test.

Our Canadian Conversion Online Ground School has been tailored to meet the specific needs of pilots seeking FAA certificates based on their Canadian certificates. With Canadian Conversion OGS, there is no need to pick and choose study units from other courses; it's all right here. Gleim OGS contains all of the specific information that is necessary to study for the written test in an easily accessible, immediately available online format. With OGS, you can start working for your reciprocal FAA pilot certificate today!

Available for:

  • Private Pilot Conversion (PCP)
  • Instrument Rating Conversion (ICP)
  • Commercial Pilot Conversion (CCP)
  • ATP Conversion (ACP)
    • Testing center emulation (CATS and PSI/LaserGrade)
    • Sign-off to test - no instructor needed!

Course Content:

These courses are airplane-only and test the study units corresponding to the knowledge areas tested on the FAA's Conversion exams. Available certificates and rating are:

Private Pilot:

  1. Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace
  2. Federal Aviation Regulations
  3. Aviation Weather Services

Instrument Rating:

  1. Federal Aviation Regulations
  2. Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace
  3. Holding and Instrument Approaches
  4. Aviation Weather Services
  5. IFR En Route

Commercial Pilot:

  1. Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace
  2. Federal Aviation Regulations
  3. Aviation Weather Services
  4. Flight Operations

Airline Transport Pilot:

  1. NTSB Part 830, FAR Part 1, FAR Part 61, FAR Part 119
  2. FAR Part 91, FAR Part 108, Hazardous Materials
  3. Federal Aviation Regulations: Part 121
  4. Federal Aviation Regulations: Part 135
  5. Airspace and Airports
  6. Air Traffic Control
  7. IFR Navigation Equipment, Holding, and Approaches
  8. IFR Flights
  9. Weather Reports and Forecasts
  10. Dispatcher-Specific Questions

To Access the Website:

We test the Gleim Online Courses in Internet Explorer 7 and higher, and Firefox 3.6 and higher. We cannot guarantee that the courses or the website will display correctly in any other web browser (Chrome, Safari, AOL, Internet Explorer 6.0 or below, etc..).


Access to the course will expire 12 months from the date of purchase. If you have not completed the course and you need access after the expiration date, you may purchase a 12 month extension at half the current purchase price. You will have 30 days to purchase an extension.

Gleim Guarantee:

Gleim offers you the best training materials available. When you complete this course satisfactorily, you will pass your FAA knowledge test. We are so confident that you will pass, that we offer your money back or a personal tutor if you do not pass on your first attempt.


We regularly communicate with the FAA and continuously monitor its website for changes to the FAA's knowledge tests. While the FAA no longer releases the complete database of knowledge test questions, sample questions are released on a quarterly basis and incorporated into our material as appropriate.

Whenever changes are made, they will be automatically incorporated into the course with no input or additional work needed on your end. Thus, you can be confident that this course contains everything you will need to pass your knowledge test with ease.


A full refund is available if you have accessed no more than two study units within 30 days of purchase.


Gleim Online Courses are completely compatible with both Mac and Windows. This does not apply to FAA Test Prep Software.

Advantage of Canadian Conversion:

Canadian Pilots, unlike other non-US pilots, may obtain US FAA airmen certificates without taking an additional practical (flying) test. While these pilots must travel to a FSDO to obtain a temporary certificate from an FAA inspector, they are not required to retest in the cockpit.

Standard Foreign Private Pilot Conversion (14 CFR 61.75):

  1. A person who holds a current foreign pilot license issued by a contracting State to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (e.g., Canada) may apply for and be issued a US private pilot certificate with the appropriate ratings when the application is based on the foreign pilot license and meets all requirements of 14 CFR 61.75.
  2. The pilot must verify his/her foreign certificate with the FAA by completing a Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License, Rating, and Medical Certification, Form AFS-760-Exam-02, available at
  3. The conversion then requires the pilot to prepare all documents and travel to a Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) to apply for certification.

Standard Foreign Conversion (Other Than at the Private Pilot Level):

  1. Foreign pilot certificate holders (other than at the private pilot level) may obtain U.S. pilot certificates only by meeting the eligibility requirements set forth in 14 CFR 61.123 (Commercial Pilot) and 14 CFR 61.153 (Airline Transport Pilot). These requirements include passing both a knowledge test and a practical test.
  2. The pilot must also verify his/her foreign certificate with the FAA by completing a Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License, Rating, and Medical Certification Form (AFS-760-Exam-2).

FAA Canadian Conversion Pilot Certificate:

Canadian pilots may obtain US pilot certificates by taking a certificate-specific knowledge test and submitting their test report and an Airmen Certificate and/or Rating Application (Form 8710) to an FAA inspector at a FSDO. This applies to pilots at the Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Airline Transport levels. The specific steps are:

  1. Submit a Verification of Authenticity request form to the FAA Airmen Certification Branch, AFS-760, requesting that the TCCA verify the validity and currency of the Canadian pilot license and medical certificate in accordance with Advisory Circular (AC) 61-135, Conversion Procedures and Processes for FAA Pilot Certificates and TCCA Pilot Licenses. This must be done at least 90 days before arriving at the FSDO where the applicant intends to apply for the FAA pilot certificate.
    1. The Verification of Authenticity form can be found here.
    2. The form can be mailed to:
      Federal Aviation Administration Airmen Certification Branch, AFS-760
      P.O. Box 25082
      Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0082
    3. Or faxed to:
      FAA Airmen Certification Branch, AFS-760 1-405-954-4105

    4. A FSDO must be specified for all processing.
      A list of FSDOs can be found at:

  2. Receive written notification from the FAA Airmen Certification Branch, AFS-760, acknowledging verification of the information in the application by the TCCA. This verification is valid for 6 calendar months.

  3. Prepare for your knowledge test using the Gleim Canadian Conversion Online Ground School. This product contains all of the information you will need to be successful on your knowledge test, with study units specifically designed for Canadian Conversion pilots.

  4. Take your knowledge test at a CATS or PSI/LaserGrade testing center. At the time of the examination, present proper identification and verification that contains your:
    1. Photograph
    2. Signature
    3. Date of birth, to show you meet the age requirements for the certificate sought
    4. Actual residential address, if different from mailing address
    5. Written notification from the FAA Airmen Certification Branch, AFS-760, acknowledging verification of the TCCA pilot license at the same level for which the certificate knowledge test is to be taken

  5. Pass the examination by answering at least 70% of all questions correctly.

  6. Travel to the FSDO (an appointment is usually necessary; consult with your appropriate FSDO) and present all documents required for certification.

  7. Meet all recency of experience requirements relevant to the pilot certificates and ratings before exercising the privileges of those certificates and ratings. Remember, you can now exercise the privileges of both your Canadian and your FAA certificates and ratings, but only if you continue to meet the recency and operational requirements in each respective country.

Applicant Requirements:

Canadian to FAA Conversion Chart

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