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Validity Periods

An instrument rating is valid for 24 months from the first day of the month following a flight test subject to the recency requirements of CAR Section 401.05. If a flight test for renewal of an instrument rating is successfully completed within 90 days prior to its expiry, the renewed rating will be valid to the same date as if the test were conducted immediately prior to the expiry date.

Examiners are authorized to endorse pilot licences with instrument rating privileges. These endorsements are valid for 90 days from the date of the endorsement or upon receipt of a new licence label by the candidate.