Answered By AOPA
I earned my sport pilot certificate many years ago and now I’m looking to upgrade to Private. Can I use the training I received from my Sport Pilot CFI towards my Private Pilot license?
AOPA Staff Answer
Yes, with a few qualifiers. You’ll need to ensure the training you received from your Sport Pilot CFI meets the requirements outlined in FAR 61.109(l) https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=a85e95e1b044d40fd72f24d7cc624e44&mc=true&node=se14.2.61_1109&rgn=div8, and if it does then you can use it towards your Private.