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Need to renew CFI Certification during the Government Shutdown

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Hi. My CFI certification expires at the end of October. With the government shutdown (including my local FSDO at KAFW), what are my options to renew the certificate prior to its expiration? I have the necessary 5 students with 80% pass rate to renew my certificate. But how can I get it to the FAA? If the government is still shut down after October, I would assume I'm no longer a CFI. Which would mean another FAA checkride to renew. I can't imagine the government making exceptions, even though they caused the mess in the first place. If I take an online refresher course, will it still renew the cert even though the FAA is not operating? Thanks.

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  1. Wes Beard on Oct 04, 2013

    If you submit the 8710 before the end of October you should be ok. By submitting I mean the ACR has signed the IACRA application and submitted it to the FAA electronically. It would also work with a paper 8710.

    Take an online course that you know will submit an IACRA application.

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  2. Kris Kortokrax on Oct 05, 2013

    Or you could submit your paperwork to a DPE authorized to do Flight Instructor renewals. He should be able to renew you either with a paper 8710-1 or IACRA.

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