In an Exemption issued December 13, 2005, the TSA has waived a requirement for flight school employees and independent CFIs to receive recurrent security training in the same month as when they received initial security awareness training. The exemption instead allows 18 months for flight school employees and independent CFI’s to complete annual security awareness recurrency training. This is good news for many instructors who met the initial training requirements in October and November 2004 but have not yet completed the mandated recurrent training. The exemption will remain in effect until January 1, 2007. If you would like more information regarding the recurrent training requirement, check out the EAA’s webpage on the subject here.