Mail-in Airman Certification Renewal Service (ACR)


Paperless ACR Processing allows Gleim to utilize the FAA IACRA system to process your CFI renewal.


Processing your CFI renewal is easy and convenient using our inexpensive ACR Processing service. ACR Processing allows Gleim to process your renewal request and issue a temporary certificate for you to use until the FAA sends your permanent certificate. With ACR Processing, you will not need to make an appointment and travel to the nearest FAA FSDO to process your renewal.

Go to the ACR Processing information page to get more detailed instructions on how to process your CFI renewal through the Gleim ACR Processing service.


  • Flexibility – choose your renewal method and use the most-trusted online FIRC
  • Hassle-free renewal – Gleim Support is available 7 days per week

Everyone, including the Gleim team, has been spending a lot more time at home, and it's been an adjustment.

As your trusted partner in training, we want to see you succeed, now more than ever.  Take advantage of this extra downtime to become a safer pilot!

  • Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FREE Processing)
  • IA Refresher Course (FREE Unlimited Access Upgrade)
  • FREE Online Pilot Proficiency Courses 
  • FREE Flight Simulation Software