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Flight Instructor Refresher CourseCFI Renewal

Air Safety InstituteOnline or In-Person, Recognized as the BEST CFI Renewal Program!


Online FIRC - $124

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In-Person FIRC - $275*

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*$275 when you preregister or $295 at the door.

AOPA's Instructor Refresher - Training you'll actually enjoy!

Flight Instructor Refresher Course

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ASI’s FIRC puts all of its revenue back into developing free safety initiatives for all.

Flight Instructor Refresher Course


More CFIs trust the ASI FIRC courses than any other.

Flight Instructor Refresher Course

No Paperwork to Mail!

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

Flight Instructor Refresher Course

Free Materials

Downloadable FAR/AIM, FAA handbooks, ASI Materials and more.

If you're interested in increasing your knowledge in a fun and interactive way, then this course is for you.
Michael Goulian
Michael Goulian
One of the most enjoyable and educational online programs I've ever taken.
Rod Machado
Rod Machado

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.

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 6 p.m. Eastern time, Monday - Friday, or email [email protected].