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Online FIRC System Requirements

  • AOPA account login. AOPA members and users with existing AOPA Web Account, like the one used for other Air Safety Institute courses, please use your existing login. You do not need to be an AOPA Member to take the AOPA Air Safety Institute eFIRC, but you will need to set up a free AOPA Web Account if you don't already have one. You can create an account during purchase of the eFIRC or create your account here:
  • Internet Connection is required, a broadband Internet connection with low latency (a connection with a download speed greater than 2MB and upload speed greater than 1MB) is required. Check your Internet connection speed
  • JavaScript enabled, most current browsers have it preinstalled, just make sure it is up-to-date and active. Latest version of Javascript should be downloaded.
  • Ability to turn off pop-Up blockers. This is required when filling out your IACRA application for renewal. Step-by-step instructions are available in the course for the most common browsers. Or review the Online FIRC FAQs Common Technical Questions, the question on how to turn off pop-up blockers includes guides.
  • Ability to view videos that are hosted on Be aware that some military and government facilities have blocked access to YouTube within their online network.
  • Latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader should be downloaded.
  • Learners should use the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Edge/Explorer. See below on browser related notes.
 Mobile Device  Desktop  Comments
 Chrome  Chrome  Strongly recommend for taking eFIRC
 Safari  Safari (Mac only)  Strongly recommend using iPad with iOS16 or 17
 Internet Edge  Internet Edge/Explorer**  Some minor issues in Explorer, please visit FAQs page
 Android  Firefox  Some minor issues in Firefox, please visit FAQs page

 **For Internet Explorer 9, we recommend enabling ‘web page compatibility mode’ in the settings.

If you have any questions, check out our Online FIRC FAQs or please contact us by email at [email protected] or call 800-USA-AOPA (872-2672) Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., ET

If you run into an issue or have suggestions for edits or additions to the course please report them online at We appreciate any of your feedback on the course.