The online FIRC course consists of 13 lessons. There is a quiz after lesson 6 and then again after lesson 13. All quizzes are comprised of random multiple-choice questions about the material contained in the lessons. The Final Quiz at the end of Lesson 13 is cumulative and contains randomly selected questions covering the content from all of the lessons. Pass rate is 70%. After you’ve successfully completed all of the lessons, you must submit an application for renewal.
The FAA is now requiring ALL FIRC providers to verify that the minimum 16 hours of course content has been reviewed by each renewing applicant, so ALL FIRC providers must add a timer to their courses to document study time. American Flyers has implemented this by having a clock that remains in the background and is activated each time you open a lesson. The study time required is stated at the beginning of each lesson. There are two progress bars located at the top of the page, one for content and one for time. If the content bar arrives at 100% before the time bar has reached 100%, then it is suggested that you spend the additional time reviewing the resources provided, such as links to relevant websites and reports, as well as videos. You may go back at any time to sections that you have already studied. Time spent on those additional resources will count toward the minimum time for that lesson.