Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC)

CFIG - Renew Your Glider Flight Instructor Certificate

The Soaring Safety Foundation (SSF) provides US flight instructors the ability to renew their FAA flight instructor certificate in a class tailored to the needs of Flight Instructors, pilots, and students. Course are held, upon request, around the country. Contact Richard Carlson [rcarlson501 at comcast.net] for more details.

The SSF has several FAA approved ACR (Airman Certification Representative) on staff. At the successful completion of the course, the SSF ACR will use IACRA to issue a new temporary CFI certificate to you. This means that course attendees no longer need to schedule a visit with their local FSDO to complete the renewal process.

Register for a course on-line and pay the $150 fee by credit card, sending a check to the SSA office in Hobbs, or pay at the door. Follow the On-Line Registration link to the registration form. Selecting Pay by Credit Card will send you to the SSA Store to complete the payment process. Classes start at 8:00 am on both days.

The schedule for 2021 is:

Virtual Meeting Format*

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the SSF FIRC instructors are following CDC guidlines and limiting travel. Instead of in-person classes, the SSF will host virtual meetings using the Bluejeans Video Conferencing tool. Attendees will be able to participate using their computer using their browser or the downloadable application. Specific connection information will be provided to registered attendees. For more information contact the SSF Webmaster at webmaster@soaringsafety.org.
Updated 02/22/2021

Previous Years FIRC schedules

2020 FIRC Schedule
2019 FIRC Schedule
2018 FIRC Schedule
2017 FIRC Schedule
2016 FIRC Schedule
2015 FIRC Schedule
2014 FIRC Schedule
2013 FIRC Schedule
2012 FIRC Schedule
2011 FIRC Schedule
2010 FIRC Schedule
2009 FIRC Schedule
2008 FIRC Schedule
2007 FIRC Schedule
2006 FIRC Schedule
2005 FIRC Schedule
2004 FIRC schedule

Note: FIRC's tend to appear in the same location on a regular schedule. Looking at previous years schedules can help in long range planning activities.