An IPC is normally required for pilots who intend to act as pilot-in-command under instrument flight rules (IFR) after letting instrument currency lapse for more than six months. Satisfactory completion of an IPC “resets” instrument currency.
The instrument proficiency check includes several tasks from the instrument rating practical test standards (PTS). The PTS has a chart near the beginning of the book outlining the requirements for an IPC.
An IPC is not a checkride and it cannot be failed, but like a flight review, more than one session may be required in order to obtain the endorsement. If it’s been awhile since you’ve been current, we recommend scheduling training sessions in order to brush up on skills.
To schedule your IPC, please contact us.