ATP Rating Course

The ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) Rating Course allows qualified pilots to obtain an unrestricted FAA ATP Rating.  If you want to fly it, why not train in it! FTI is authorized to deliver the ATP course in the Airbus A-320 and Boeing B-737, and B-757 simulators.  A medical certificate is NOT required to complete the ATP Practical Test and Checkride in a simulator.

Please note: this course does not result in a Type Rating.

Pair with ATP-CTP Course for just


Boeing 737 Type Rating

ATP – Long Course

This course was designed for pilots with complex airplane experience such as U.S. military pilots or Corporate Pilots and can be completed in just 5 to 7 days. Call (303) 329-0999 for details about course footprint.

ATP – Short Course

This course is for pilots with previous Airbus and Boeing (A-320, B-737, or B-757) flight experience and can be completed in 3 to 5 days. Call (303) 329-0999 for details about course footprint.

ATP Restricted Course

Flight Training International is approved to issue Restricted ATPs.
Start building you path for the majors by adding this rating to your FAA license. You can get an R-ATP and get hired by the airlines. Military pilots qualify with just 750 hours. If you have a 4-year degree from an accredited aeronautical university, all you need is 1000 flight hours. Contact us and we will guide you through the process.

General R-ATP Requirements:

Requirements to receive a Restricted Airline Transport Pilot include the following

  1. Certificate Requirements
    • Military competency or
    • A commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating or
    • A foreign commercial pilot certificate with instrument privileges from an ISAO member nation
  2. You must 21 years of age
  3. Have completed your ATP-CTP training
  4. Completed and passed your ATP knowledge test (written)
  5. Have a commercial license with multi-engine and instrument ratings

See the CFR sections below for a more detailed summary of required hours for a R-ATP rating.

For the full text of 14 CFR 61.160 visit

Frequently Asked Questions About the FAA ATP Rating

An ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) Rating is the highest level aircraft pilot certificate. Those certified as Airline Transport Pilots are authorized to act as pilot in command on scheduled air carrier aircraft under the FAA’s General Operating and Flight Rules (14 CFR Part 121 ).

In order to be eligible for an FAA ATP Rating you must:

  • Be of good moral character
  • Be 23 years old
  • Hold a commercial pilot certificate and an instrument rating
  • Pass the ATP-CTP Course (see below)
  • Pass the ATP written and practical tests
  • Meet the minimum flight hour specified in the FAR Part 61 (see below).

Hour Requirement: A pilot must have 1,500 hours of flight time before applying for an ATP Rating, including 500 hours of cross-country time, 100 hours of night time, 50 hours in the class of airplane for the rating, 75 hours of instrument time, and 250 hours of time as pilot in command.

ATP-CTP: Beginning in 2014, an applicant for an ATP knowledge test must first take and pass the ATP Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP). Flight Training International is one of the FAA approved schools to offer the ATP-CTP course, which includes training on Boeing and Airbus simulators.

Medical:  A medical certificate is NOT required to complete the ATP practical test and checkride in a simulator.

Flight Training International is the only flight school that offers a FAA ATP  Rating for a Boeing or Airbus aircraft without a type rating.

A FAA ATP Rating does not expire. However, to remain current you must have must have three takeoffs and landings within in the last 90 days and a flight review within the last 24 months.

Flight Training International is approved to provide ATP Rating flight training under the Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bill.  If you are eligible for VA Vocational Rehab Benefits, we are approved to accept those as well!

For more information regarding funding of training through the GI Bill, please visit our VA / GI Bill webpage.

Call us at (303) 329-0999 or email us at [email protected] if you have additional questions about getting an ATP Rating.