Online Flight Instructor Refresher Course

Produced by the Air Safety Institute

Endorsed By:  Rod Machado

"The Air Safety Institute's online flight instructor renewal program is one of the most enjoyable and educational online programs I've ever taken. Your generous use of colorful graphics, relevant pictures and videos, and commentary by industry flight training experts makes this course highly practical, educational and entertaining. I would sincerely recommend ASI's online course to anyone looking to renew their flight instructor certificate." -Rod Machado

Minimum System Requirements

  • Javascript should be enabled.
  • Latest version of Javascript (opens new window) should be downloaded.
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash (opens new window) should be downloaded.
  • Latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (opens new window) should be downloaded.
  • User's display resolution should be set higher than 1024 x 768, it it is set lower, parts of the course will not display correctly.
  • Pop-ups must be enabled.
  • A broadband Internet connection with low latency (a connection with a download speed greater than 2MB and upload speed greater than 1MB) is required. Check your Internet connection speed (opens new window).
  • Each learner is granted an 8 hour session from when they initially login.  After 8 hours has elapsed the connection to the course is terminated and any course progress that has not yet been saved is lost.  Please plan accordingly for this session timing.
  • Learners should use the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer. See below on browser related notes.
 Mobile Device Desktop   Comments
 Chrome  Chrome  Strongly recommend for taking eFIRC
 Safari  Safari (Mac only)  Strongly recommend using iPad 2 and higher
 Internet Explorer  Internet Explorer  Some minor issues in IE, please visit FAQs page
 Android  Firefox  Some minor issues in Firefox, please visit FAQs page

 **For Internet Explorer 9, we recommend enabling ‘web page compatibility mode’ in the settings. For Internet Explorer 7 we recommend the installation of this Microsoft patch (opens new window).


ASI eFirc Benefits:

  • Only $124!
  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Online renewal processing - no paperwork to mail.
  • Choose elective modules that interest you.
  • Receive Credit for Completed Air Safety Institute courses.

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Customer Support

  • 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 8 p.m. Eastern time, Monday - Friday,
    or email
  • You may also view answers to some of our most frequently asked questions here.

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. Bu 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.