The Gleim Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) is an FAA-approved online course (the first of its kind) that enables flight instructors to renew their CFI certificates as prescribed by 14 CFR Sec. 61.197.
Each of the 16 study units in the course consists of true/false study questions; a detailed, illustrated knowledge transfer outline; and a final multiple-choice test. This performance-based course allows you to study at your own pace and on a schedule convenient to you–no travel required.
With the optional Paperless or Paper Airmen Certification Renewal Service, processing all required documents is easy and convenient. With flexible renewal options, you choose your method and Gleim handles the rest. We issue a temporary certificate directly to you!
This course has been evaluated and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration as meeting all the requirements for Flight Instructor Renewal. Please see our Letter of Approval for details.
For additional information on this course, please visit the Gleim FIRC Informational page.
- Convenient online format allows you to study where and when you want – no need to travel
- Need support? Our team of experienced instructors is ready to help!
- Structured, interactive format keeps you involved and learning
- Most-trusted and flexible online CFI renewal available
Make sure that your computer meets our minimum system requirements.
This program WILL work on mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Windows Phone 6 & 7, Blackberry, etc.*
*Internet connection required
Note: Access expires after 24 months or upon course completion, whichever comes first.