FAA flight training is required for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science - Professional Pilot degree and either of our associate degrees. Students must complete training either at the UVU facility at the Provo Airport, or for online students, at a flight school of their choosing. 

In addition to the standard UVU admission requirements, students should expect to complete additional steps to qualify and prepare for flight training. Online students will need to abide by any requirements of their chosen flight school. International students must meet additional requirements explained below.

R-ATP Approved

UVU has FAA authorization to provide the endorsement for the R-ATP Certificate at 1,000 hours of flight time, when requirements are met.

R-ATP Info & Requirements


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Qualifying for Flight Training

  • Students must complete a department flight application and be selected in order to begin flight training at UVU.
  • Due to demand, entrance past Private Pilot (Instrument) is limited. Please review the information in the section below and speak with an aviation advisor.
  • Students entering the program with previously earned FAA flight certificates or ratings are required to meet with the Chief Flight Instructor, Jessica Salcedo - JSalcedo@uvu.edu
  • The UVU flight training program is rigorous, time-intensive, and requires full commitment each semester.
  • Please speak to a local advisor about available start dates.
  • For the full list of qualifications & requirements, select the link below:

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CFI Training

While not required as part of the UVU degree curriculum, Certified Flight Instructor training is available and can be used as electives toward your degree (consult with your advisor). Due to limited capacity, a separate application is required to take the CFI courses. Scoring and ranking of applicants will allow those with the highest scores to be approved to register. To apply, contact Jessica Salcedo at JSalcedo@uvu.edu


CE Students & those with previous training

Students who have completed a flight certificate or rating, outside of UVU, will receive transfer credit for the UVU ground and flight class upon record-verification.

Part 61 Concurrent Enrollment High Schools

CE Students will receive a grade from their high school faculty for college credit in AVSC 1100, Private Pilot Ground. (C- or higher)

Note: CE students are required to complete a semester at a college before they are eligible to apply for flight training at UVU. Depending when students complete CE AVSC 1100 will determine whether they will be required to retake AVSC 1100 at UVU.

Evaluation of CE student knowledge will be administered by the Chief Flight Instructor or a designated Assistant Chief Instructor prior to commencing flight training at UVU.

AVSC 1110 will be conducted per Part 141 standards. Additional ground training may be required as defined by those Part 141 standards.

Students with an FAA Private Pilot Certificate must apply for instrument flight training. Entry into the UVU flight training program is not guaranteed and is dependent on availability of training slots in the UVU Instrument training class.

UVU does not accept students who have completed flight training past the Instrument Rating. We do not accept students into commercial or multi-engine training.


Non-native English Speakers

English is the international language of aviation. Safety demands that all pilots be able to communicate clearly and concisely in English. For this reason, the following requirements apply:

  • All students for whom English is not their first language will be required to pass the listening and speaking sections of the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). Students are responsible for the cost of this test.
  • A score of at least 22 on the listening section and at least 25 on the speaking section must be achieved before enrolling in the School of Aviation Sciences and taking any aviation ground classes.
  • The test must have been taken within six months prior to enrollment.
  • If unable to attain this score, UVU’s Aviation English course is recommended but does not guarantee acceptance into the program. The office of English Language Learning can provide more information about English language skills course offerings.
  • UVU’s English Language Learning office also offers a TOEFL Preparation course. More information about the TOEFL .
  • Prior to beginning flight training, a more rigorous English language skills evaluation will be conducted. This will involve testing for which there may also be a fee.

For additional questions, contact Dan Sutliff