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Hello, If a pilot is a currently a single engine land commercial with instrument rating, but is not instrument current, and takes and passes a commercial Multi engine land check ride with a DPE and is given a new certificate. Is that pilot now instrument current? What if during the check ride they only do one instrument approach (RNAV)? Thanks.
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As with using an IR practical test to establish instrument currency, this is not explicitly covered in the regulations and to my knowledge nobody has had this exact question answered officially.  However, I really think not.

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/agc/practice_areas/regulations/interpretations/data/interps/2008/wynne - (2008) legal interpretation.pdf

That interpretation allowing an instrument practical test to establish currency hinges on the IR practical test being more comprehensive than an IPC, the 12-task IPC consisting of a select portion of an IR practical test.  The 2-task instrument portion of an AMEL additional class rating practical test is far less comprehensive than either an IPC or an IR practical test.  So, I think if the FAA Chief Counsel is asked this question, they'll say "no."
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Ronald,
Thank you for response. I will make sure an IPC is done. 
Best Regards.
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Gordon, in addition to taking the Commercial MEL checkride, to get Multi Engine instrument privileges you'll have another check ride per the Instrument ACS. The Commercial MEL will not apply toward instrument currency. The Multi Engine Instrument add on only requires completion of two emergency operations tasks, B & C, per the Instrument ACS.
Per the ACS this would remove the "Airplane Multiengine VFR Only" limitation.
Whether this would suffice to then meet 61.57 Instrument currency is questionable. I would agree with Mr. Levy, the minimum task completions per the instrument ACS multi-engine add on would not seem comprehensive enough to demonstrate currency.
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Prometheus At AOPA:
Gordon, in addition to taking the Commercial MEL checkride, to get Multi Engine instrument privileges you'll have another check ride per the Instrument ACS.

Since Gordon already holds CP-ASEL-IA, taking the AMEL additional class rating at the CP level without doing the two instrument tasks (Area X Tasks C and D) is not an option. If you already hold a CP with ASEL-IA ratings, and go for an AMEL additional class rating, you cannot "opt out" of the instrument tasks. See the Additional Rating Table and *note on page A-14 of the CP-Airplane ACS. Also. while this was an option at the Private level (i.e., a PP-ASEL-IA taking an AMEL additional class rating at the PP level) under the old PTS, the ACS removed that option -- see the Additional Rating Table and *note on Page A-14 of the PP-Airplane ACS.
 
Prometheus At AOPA:
The Commercial MEL will not apply toward instrument currency. The Multi Engine Instrument add on only requires completion of two emergency operations tasks, B & C, per the Instrument ACS.

...or Area X Tasks C and D in the CP-Airplane ACS.
 
Prometheus At AOPA:
Per the ACS this would remove the "Airplane Multiengine VFR Only" limitation.

But the only way one would arrive at this point is if one earned both ASEL and AMEL ratings before earning any Instrument-Airplane rating, and then did one's initial instrument rating in a single, and that's not Gordon's situation.
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Checking the Commercial ACS once again I agree now that one can simultaneously add MEL class to CPL and remove the MEL VFR Only limitation, essentially adding additional instrument class by completing CPL MEL add on, given they already have the SEL instrument rating. Missed that. FYI, it's actually on page A-15 and 16.
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If you show up for an AMEL additional class rating ride with a CP-ASEL-IA, you will never see a "VFR-only" limitation.  The ride WILL include the two instrument tasks, and if you pass, you'll get CP-ASMEL-IA with no restrictions (other than a CLT limitation if you do it in a Cessna Skymaster).  There is just no way for someone with CP-ASEL-IA to get an AMEL rating with a VFR-only limitation.  That pilot cannot skip the two instrument Tasks, and if that pilot fails one of the instrument Tasks, the entire ride is failed and no AMEL rating is issued at all.