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CFI Renewal Online, (eFIRC) The Flight Instructor Refresher course from ASI

The most trusted choice in the business

CFIs recommend our course for its cost, convenience, and challenging content. Our tablet-friendly eFIRC allows you to complete the course on your own time.

In-Person FIRC UPDATE: The AOPA Air Safety Institute will not be offering our in-person FIRCs in 2022.

Why ASI's Online FIRC


No Hidden Fees

No hidden fees? That’s right! AOPA’s online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (AOPA eFIRC) has absolutely zero hidden fees. When you complete AOPA’s eFIRC, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting and how much it costs. Best of all, we can help you process your FAA paperwork, and you get to keep your renewal month. There’s no need to leave your house or mail your paperwork—it’s all included in the cost.


Excellent Customer Service

The expert team of CFIs in AOPA’s Pilot Information Center are standing by at 800-872-2672, M – F, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET, to assist if you need help or have questions about AOPA’s online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (AOPA eFIRC) brought to you by the Air Safety Foundation.


Giving Back

Did you know AOPA’s online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (AOPA eFIRC) puts 100 percent of its revenue back into safety education? AOPA’s eFIRC allows you to renew your certificate and give back by supporting aviation safety education through the Air Safety Institute.


Engaging Multimedia

AOPA’s online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (AOPA eFIRC) offers engaging multimedia, including video and interactive lessons, that expand on the subject matter covered. In comments offered after completion of AOPA’s eFIRCs, instructors said they found the unique videos and the course’s innovative design and technological capabilities an unbeatable combination.


Customized Learning

Rich in useful information, AOPA’s online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (AOPA eFIRC) lets you customize your training by giving you 10 elective choices to choose from. You can complete the course at your own pace and focus on areas that need more emphasis. In addition, it has practical and real-world-applicable quiz questions and scenarios.


Award Winner

AOPA’s online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (AOPA eFIRC) has received a bronze medal in the Association Media and Publishing of Washington, D.C. (AM&P) Excel Awards in the category of Mobile Application (Educational). When you renew your certificate with AOPA’s eFIRC, you’ll understand why it received this special distinction.