Tools for CFIs

Certificate Renewal FAQs

FAQsWhat are the most common questions regarding the renewal of your flight instructor certificate? We’ve collected those most frequently asked, and provide a detailed answer for each. FAQs >

Free Offer for Your Student Pilots

Free offerAttract and retain students with AOPA’s exclusive Flight Training Instructor Program — free to active CFIs! Give your students six issues of Flight Training magazine and a six-month AOPA membership, plus additional benefits for you. Enroll your students now!>

Flight Instructor Refresher Courses

FIRCsThe Air Safety Institute offers the industry’s best flight instructor refresher courses — and, even better, offers both live and online FIRC options. Courses >

Instructor Resources

ResourcesHere are some marketing and educational resources to help you succeed as a CFI and benefit your students, too.  Click here for CFI Resources >

Publications, Forms, Endorsements

Do you need to review recommended logbook endorsements? Have a question about the presolo written test? Need a copy of FAA Form 8710, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application? Access these documents and more. Find a publication >

CFI to CFI—the Air Safety Institute’s newsletter for the serious flight instructor

Whether you’re actively instructing or getting back into instructing flight students sign up now to receive the Air Safety Institute’s CFI to CFI newsletter—optimized for PC and digital tablets.

View the latest information on alien flight training in AOPA’s Guide to TSA’s Alien Flight Training/Citizenship Validation Rule