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 2023 is:

In-Person and Virtual Meeting Format*

Following the success of using Virtual Meetings during the Covid-19 Pandemic the FAA has agreed with the SSF that FIRCs can be conducted effectiveuly using this format. Thus the SSF now has the ability to run either in-person or virtual FIRCs. At the presnet time all FIRCs listed below are scheuled to be in-perons. Contact us if you would like to disucss adding another in-person or virtual FIRC to this schedule.

FIRC attendees are required to pass 2 daily tests to successfully complete the SSF FIRC. Starting in 2023 all tests will be given using an on-line web form. Therefore all attendees must register using the registraion link for the appropritate FIRC and they should being a laptop or tablet to class each day.<

For more information contact the SSF Webmaster at webmaster@soaringsafety.org.

Updated 3/3/2023

Previous Years FIRC schedules

2022 FIRC Schedule
2021 FIRC Schedule
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.