- Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate
- Pass FAA Instrument Written Exam
- 50 hours of cross-country flight time as Pilot-In-Command (PIC)
- 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument flight time (15 hours in aircraft category)
- Act as PIC of an aircraft carry passengers or property on an IFR flight plan (not for compensation or hire).
- Operate aircraft in less than Visual Metrological Conditions (VMC)
- Operate aircraft in Class A Airspace