Renewing your CFI with AceCFI is simple and easy. It involves three steps:
1. Register for the course
Click the “Create New Account” button on the left menu to start the registration process (simply follow the directions).
After you’ve finished the registration process, you can take the course immediately, and you will be able to re-take the course every two years without paying again.
During the registration process, you will choose if you would like to renew with our ACR service (for an addition $25). If you choose to use our ACR service send your temporary airman certificate to you a few days after you’ve completed the course.
If you choose not to use our ACR service then you will need to make an appointment with your local FSDO, apply in person, and provide the FSDO with an FAA Form 8710, a valid form of ID, and the graduation certificate from this course. After you’ve done that, the FSDO will provide you with a temporary airmen certificate.
2. Complete the course
The course itself consists of 12 lessons, each with a 5 question end-of-lesson quiz.
After taking each lesson, you must pass the end-of-lesson quiz (scoring an 80% or better) before moving on to the next lesson. After all 12 lessons are complete, you will then take and pass (80% or better) a 15 question multiple-choice exam.
Once you’ve completed all 12 lessons, the end of lesson quizzes, and the comprehensive exam, you will receive a graduation certificate for the course. Additionally, you will also receive a certificate for completing annual “Recurrent Security Awareness Training”.
3. Receive your temporary airmen certificate
Once you’ve completed the course you will be directed to our ACR Services page. From there we will walk you through a few steps to complete your application for a renewed flight instructor certificate in the FAA Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA). After you’ve finished your application, we will review your application and send you an email when it’s ready for your electronic signature. Once you’ve signed the application we will send your temporary airmen certificate via email within a few days.
If you did not elect to use our ACR processing service you will need to make an appointment with your local FSDO and renew your certificate with them. For more information on the advantages of using our ACR service reference question 23“What’s the advantage of using your ACR processing to renew my certificate?” on our Frequently Asked Questions page.