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Virtual In-Residence Program


Virtual In-Residence Program (ViR)


Visit the VIR Calendar

What is Virtual In-Residence?

The Virtual In-Residence (ViR) program is one of the two "in-person" options for modules in Civil Air Patrol's Education and Training program.  Virtual In-Residence provides members the opportunity to complete the moderated modules from home via a virtual classroom with an authorized Volunteer University Instructor. 


Please note that though our classes are taught on virtual platforms, the Virtual In-Residence program does not use cohorts. Cohorts are only used by students taking online modules through Axis.  Cohorts are NOT required for VIR classes. We cannot assist with questions about cohorts.

If you have questions regarding cohorts, contact your cohort instructor or the online chair for the level in which you are working.


ViR Administrative Staff 


General Inquiries: Virtual In-Residence Team

ViR Coordinator: Capt Jennifer Kluzak

ViR Level 5 Program Director Col Elizabeth Sydow

ViR Squadron & Group Commander's Course Program Director: Maj Brenda Morrissey

ViR Instructor Support Team:     

  • Capt Douglas Griffith

  • Capt Vivian Surwill

  • Maj Brenda Morrissey

Squadron & Group Commander's Courses:

The VolU Virtual In-Residence Program offers:

We accept interest in these courses throughout the year from eligible members. This system of interest periods is designed to tailor the registration process for the Command Electives better.  Typically, by the close date of the interest period, slotting (registration) for individual modules begins. Openings in a semester will be offered to registrants in the next interest period when they occur.

Squadron Commander's Course (SCC)

SCC Fall 2024 Interest Sign-Up

Group Commanders Course (GCC) 

GCC Spring 2025 Interest Sign Up


Virtual In-Residence Calendar

ViR Modules can be found on the Education & Training Calendar.  Note that the ViR Offerings will say "VIR" followed by the Level of the Module or SCC for Squadron Commander's Course Modules. 

There is a link in the calendar event to register, provided seats remain available, and please use the registration form to register for all the modules you wish to attend. Times on the registration form are in Eastern time.

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