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CFI for single engine after MECFI certification
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I received my ME CFI through the Military Equivalency procedure.  I never instructed in single engine.  My current license is Commercial Airplane Single and Multiengine Land; Instrument Airplane.  My CFI ticket is Flight Instructor Airplane Multiengine: Instrument Airplane.

What must I do to get my single engine CFI rating?  
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As you already hold a CFI certificate with AME rating, you would have to follow the path for an additional flight instructor class rating -- essentially, to take an additional ASE rating practical test. Ref: 61.191.  To see what is required on that ride, see the first column of the Additional Rating/Task Table on page 22 in the CFI-A PTS, and realize that with your existing qualifications, you do will not need a complex airplane for this checkride.
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Thanks.  I see absolutely no reason why this should even be an issue.  If you can instruct in multiengine, the single engine CFI endorsement should be a given as long as you have the single engine land on your license!
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Dan Summerall:
Thanks.  I see absolutely no reason why this should even be an issue.  If you can instruct in multiengine, the single engine CFI endorsement should be a given as long as you have the single engine land on your license!

There are a number of maneuvers in the CFI-ASE check which aren't part of the CFI-AME program.  The FAA wants to be sure you can teach, not just do things like chandelles and 180 power-off approaches. If you've reviewed that Additional Rating Task Table, you've seen how little there is to that ASE add-on, but they are the things nobody's ever checked you on teaching.

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Ron is normally correct however we at AOPA don't see how you can add an additional instructor rating without additional endorsements. In particular, per 61.187(g) an endorsement for receiving and logging training per 61.187(b)(1), an endorsement certifying proficiency to pass a practical test on those areas in 61.187(b)(1), an endorsement that you received and logged training time within 2 calendar months preceding the month of application in preparation for the practical test per 61.39(i).
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Prometheus At AOPA:
Ron is normally correct however we at AOPA don't see how you can add an additional instructor rating without additional endorsements. In particular, per 61.187(g) an endorsement for receiving and logging training per 61.187(b)(1), an endorsement certifying proficiency to pass a practical test on those areas in 61.187(b)(1), an endorsement that you received and logged training time within 2 calendar months preceding the month of application in preparation for the practical test per 61.39(i).

Upon further review of 61.183(g), I agree with Prometheus and have deleted that statement from my original post.

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The above info listed is how I accomplished my additional rating on my CFI certificate after filing my paperwork IAW Part 61.73.  After accomplishing the CFI single engine items, I had a DPE administer my single-engine CFI check ride.  My military instructor experience was evident to her when she commented at the end at how well my energy management was conducted.  I let her know, that was a requirement with instructing in the T-37.