Fatigue Management Fundamentals (e-learning)



About the course

2-hour e-learning course

IATA Fatigue Management Fundamentals aviation training course

Fatigue degrades various types of human performance and is inevitable in a 24/7 industry like aviation. It is a very real hazard that is a prime causal factor in many accidents and is associated with many functions of operations. Regulators therefore require that fatigue be included in safety analysis. Consequently, more and more airlines, ANSPs and service providers are actively managing fatigue. This eLearning course on Fatigue Management will provide you with foundational knowledge in the domain. You will gain a clear understanding that fatigue cannot be eliminated, so it must be managed. Learn how to analyze and mitigate fatigue to reduce the exposure to accidents and manage your operations in relation to fatigue risk. Among others, this will enable you to know where you can increase duty and where you need to reduce it.

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Course Code: TALS-72

Group discounts
Considerable discounts are available for multiple purchases (30+ users) of this course. To simplify company-wide implementation, you can also host this e-learning course on your company’s Learning Management.
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Course format

  • This self-study e-learning course requires approximately 2 hours of study, to be completed within 6 months.
  • The recommended level for this course is Entry-level
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

Registration information

Important: Please note that if you are purchasing courses for more than one person, you must create a User Account for each individual. Registration and payment must be done through each User Account. You cannot use one User Account to purchase courses for multiple individuals. However, you may pay for multiple individuals by one credit card or bank transfer through each individual’s User Account. If you pay by bank transfer, please attach a copy of the bank transfer issued by the sender’s bank to each individual’s order.


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Course fee by user
USD 150

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Summarize the scientific principles of fatigue and their influences on flight safety
  • Recognize the impact of fatigue regulation on operations
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches to fatigue management
  • Define the operational and organizational part of the Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) concept

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • The role of fatigue in accidents
  • Sleep science
  • The influence of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and non-REM sleep on flight operations
  • Fatigue Risk Management

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Crew resource management and human factors staff
  • Safety department staff
  • Pilots, cabin crew managers and instructors
  • Regulators (Civil Aviation Authorities)
  • Ground staff, crew planning, shift workers (maintenance, ramp agents, etc.)
  • Aeronautical systems technicians, engineers, etc.
  • Staff from ANSP’s working in safety related roles

Certificate awarded

Upon successful completion of the exam/assessment, you will be awarded a Certificate that you can print for your records.

Exam/Assessment information

Please read the IATA Training Unsupervised Online Examination Student User Guide for Partner-taught or Self-study exams.

  • Method: Unsupervised online exam The exam/assessment can be taken at any time at your convenience.
  • Format: 25 multiple-choice questions
  • Time allowance: 75 minutes
  • Passing grade: 70% correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

Important note: The exam/assessment should be accessed after you have completed the course module. Once you have started the assessment you can no longer access the course module.

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