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Virtual In-Residence Program


Virtual In-Residence Program (ViR)


Visit the VIR Calendar


Key VIR Links:

SCC/GCC Interest          Level 2 Registration          Level 3 Registration          Level 4 Registration


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.


Need information on starting a VIR program at your Group, Wing or Region?  Email us


ViR Administrative Staff 


General Inquiries: Virtual In-Residence Team

ViR Coordinator: 1st Lt Jennifer Kluzak

ViR Level 5 Program Director Col Elizabeth Sydow

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

ViR Instructor Support Team:     

  • Capt Douglas Griffith

  • Capt Vivian Surwill

  • Capt Brenda Morrissey

Squadron & Group Commander's Courses:

The VolU Virtual In-Residence Program offers:

Squadron Commander's Course (SCC) in Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters

Group Commanders Course (GCC) in Spring and Fall Semesters

We accept interest in these courses throughout the year from eligible members. This system of Interest periods is designed to better tailor the registration process for the Command Electives.  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.

Interest Periods typically close as follows:

Spring Semester:  The earlier of March 1 or obtaining 45 registrants for SCC and 20 for GCC. Slotting will typically be confirmed by March 15th.

Summer Semester: The earlier of June 1 or obtaining 45 registrants for SCC. Slotting will typically be confirmed by June 15th.

Fall Semester: The earlier of September 1 or obtaining 45 registrants for SCC and 20 for GCC. Slotting will typically be confirmed by September 15th.

Use the Interest Form to be included on the Command Electives interest list and receive registration information.

Please direct all questions about SCC and GCC to, who is handling everything SCC/GCC for VIR.

Interested in Teaching with ViR?

Authorized Volunteer University Instructors may request to teach for ViR.  Please complete the VIR Instructor Interest Form, and one of our team will contact you to get you set up. To become an authorized Instructor, visit Volunteer University and follow the steps.

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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