CB-IR(A) training


EIR : En route Instrument Rating

As of September 2021, the EIR course no longer exists.

CB-IR(A) : Competency Based Training IR

This training is designed for pilots that already acquired an IFR experience. The practical training part is relatively short, and enables candidates to reach the “complete” Instrument Rating.

The EIR and CB-IR(A) theoretical trainings are both a 80 hours course. The theoretical certificate is valid for both trainings.

These specific trainings were created by the EASA as part of a process simplification and to enhance flight safety.

The training provided by the Institut MERMOZ only concerns the theoretical part of such ratings. A practical training is to be made at an aeroclub or a dedicated ATO.

2021 / DGAC exam success rate: 100%

For information: The new Basic IR (BIR) training is available since December 2021


The EIR / CB-IR(A) training program is composed of 7 courses:

  • 010 Air law
  • 022 Instrumentation
  • 033 Flight planning and monitoring
  • 040 Human performance
  • 050 Meteorology
  • 062 Radionavigation
  • 090 Communication

The objective is to get the EIR or CB-IR(A) theoretical certificate.

New / Rendez-vous du mois: The Institut MERMOZ includes a monthly webinar in your training. This webinar is accessible on registration, limited to 30 places. It will allow you to deepen your knowledge on a given topic. You will regularly receive the webinar schedule by email.


Hold a valid PPL(A) or CPL(A)


6 trainees minimum, 24 trainees maximum for an initial training session.


The Institut MERMOZ provides a distance learning program that includes:

  • An “initial training” (3 days) to be attended in Rungis/Orly or elsewhere in France upon request
  • Personal work on a two volumes textbook that covers all of the learning objectives of the official program
  • Personal work on our e-learning platform
  • 14 online evaluation tests
  • Access to our online MCQ tests database

The Initial training (1 day and a half) may be organised in your region upon request, provided the number of trainees is 6 or more.

  • February 21 to February 23, 2022 (Visio)
  • April 25 to April 27, 2022 (Visio)
  • April 25 to April 27, 2022 (at the Avialpes premises)
  • June 13 to June 15, 2022 (Visio)
  • July 18 to July 20, 2022
  • September 19 to September 21, 2022

Institut MERMOZ : Parc d’affaires ICADE
43 avenue Robert Schuman 94150 Rungis, FRANCE,

Or remote training.