You will typically receive your temporary certificate within 2 business days. In many cases it may be available the same day. However if you do not give us at least 2 business days we cannot guarantee your certificate will be renewed. Please call or email us through our Online Support Email Form if it has been more than three business days since all items have been received by Gleim, and you have not yet received your temporary certificate.
Allow enough time before your expiration date for these documents to arrive at Gleim. Our mailing address and street address (for overnight carriers) are printed below. Gleim Publications is not responsible if the above items (FAA Form 8710-1, Official Identification Document, and CFI certificate) are delayed or lost in the U.S. mail or by an overnight carrier, e.g., UPS, FedEx, etc. All of these items must be received by Gleim prior to or on the last day of your expiration month, and you must successfully complete the FIRC prior to or on the last day of your expiration month or your CFI certificate CANNOT be renewed. Any FIRC user whose application for renewal is late or is not approved is entitled only to a refund of the cost of the Gleim ACR service. Please note that we have experienced reliability problems with the U.S. Postal overnight service in the past.
|Mailing address:||Physical address: (for overnight mailing)|
|Gleim Publications||Gleim Publications|
|ATTN: CFI Renewal||ATTN: CFI Renewal|
|P.O. Box 12848||4201 NW 95th Blvd.|
|Gainesville, FL 32604||Gainesville, FL 32606|
|Month your flight instructor certificate expires:||First day of the 3 calendar months preceding your month of expiration:|
|January||October 1 (of previous year)|
|February||November 1 (of previous year)|
|March||December 1 (of previous year)|
For a detailed explanation, see below: The expiration month of a renewed flight instructor certificate shall be 24 calendar months from either 1. or 2. below.
NOTE: If you present your Graduation Certificate to an FAA FSDO Inspector or Gleim processes your renewal and issues you a temporary certificate through the ACR Processing Service before the date specified in the table above, your expiration month will CHANGE FROM YOUR ORIGINAL MONTH OF EXPIRATION to the month you present your Graduation Certificate to an FAA FSDO Inspector or, if Gleim processes your renewal, the month in which you graduate from the course.