Second-in-Command Type Ratings

Certification Details


I will need to verify your identity prior to issuing the new Ground Instructor Certificate. Normally this is accomplished by having you email me a photocopy of your driver’s license or passport in color.

Both sides of the DL need to be sent. If the picture doesn’t look like you due to growing a beard, shaving off a beard, completely different hairstyle, fuzzy picture, etc., I will probably need something more accurate so be prepared to have a new picture taken if it comes to that.


Make sure you have your username and password for IACRA. This will be needed to have you sign your application once I have verified your identity in the program.


Have your FTN available.


A log book endorsement or training record will suffice as validation of the required training in accordance with §61.55(d). This needs to have been completed within 12 months prior to the applicant applying for the SIC Type Rating.

Face to Face Contact:

The final step is to actually make contact with you to validate your identity. I normally do this with FaceTime however, any means available to you is acceptable. I also have a Zoom account that works well.

I highly recommend contacting me as early as possible to discuss exactly what is needed so the process moves forward efficiently and effectively.


I’m sure you will still have questions so please do not hesitate to contact me at any time for clarification! My goal is to insure you are properly advised as to the required documentation so we can ensure your renewal is processed and issued in a timely manner.