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Flight Instructor Refresher Course

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Renewal process is completed online. No notary, no mailing paperwork. We make it easier on you.

Flight Instructor Refresher Course


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Flight Instructor Refresher Course

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Flight Instructor Refresher Course

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Thank you! You folks are awesome. This is the first time I’ve had to renew my CFI cert using an eFIRC. I looked at the other online choices, but since I enjoyed other ASI and AOPA online courses in the past, and since you had an optional Helicopter module in the course, I figured you would have a good program. I’m glad I chose your program. It was interesting and useful information and I found myself watching the complete videos even when the “next arrow” would finally pop up. And you processed my renewal quickly once I sent in the supporting documentation! Thanks again!
J Segalla
J Segalla
I prefer the more focused, interactive features of AOPA’s live FIRC. I recently attended a FIRC near the Baltimore-Washington Airport. Bill Gunn, an AOPA Air Safety Institute contract instructor was in charge. Gunn took us through 10 mandatory teaching units, and then some. Good thing, because there’s a lot going on. We reviewed regulatory changes, safety and decision-making issues, the nuances of RNAV approaches, scenario-based training, regulatory news regarding drones and other news that affects CFIs and other pilots. Wouldn’t have been the same if we were alone in a room, glued to a computer screen!
T Horne
T Horne

Application for Renewal

If you want to maintain your current CFI renewal cycle (expiration month):

  • Do not complete more than 8 lessons until you are less than one year from expiration.
  • Do not complete the program until you are inside your renewal window – within the three months preceeding the month of expiration as per FAR 61.197.

Of course you are free to complete the course whenever you’d like so long as it is before your current CFI certificate expires. But understand that if you complete outside of the parameters stated above, you will reset your renewal cycle for the month of course completion.

You must complete the “Submit Application for CFI Renewal” section in order to process the course completion for renewal.

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Login questions or any other eFIRC questions:

Contact AOPA’s helpline at 1-800-USA-AOPA (1-800-872-2672), then press option 2, available 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time, Monday - Friday, or email [email protected].