From the 2012 season onwards the AFIA introduced a new licence system for drivers. The reason for this was to prevent drivers from being promoted to FF1M too quickly and potentially having their development adversely affected.
During the 2014 season these rules were refreshed and clarified
|Licence||Awarded upon||Sanctioned Events||Expires after|
|AFIA C||Entering FF4M||FF4M||Reaching 20 years of age or failing to score points in an FF4M season.|
|AFIA B||Finishing in the top 4 places in one of the regional FF4M series||FF3M||Reaching 25 years of age or failing to score points in an FF3M season.|
|AFIA A||Finishing in the top 4 places in FF3M, Driving in Formula 1 or Formula 2.||FF2M, FGT3, FF1M Testing||Reaching 30 years of age or 2 years inactivity*|
|AFIA S(uper)||Completion of 20 A licence races.||FF1M, FGT3,||1 year inactivity*|
For the avoidance of doubt, inactivity in this case refers to the failure to start any sanctioned race in this particular level. Taking part in testing or FGT3 would not be sufficient activity.