Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) (LIVE virtual classroom)



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About the course

3-day (12 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Fatigue Risk Management Systems aviation training course

Benefit from the latest guidance on aviation fatigue management from the IATA Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) Task Force. Learn how to implement and maintain the fatigue management approach that applies to your company. The course is based on the: IATA-ICAO-IFALPA Fatigue Management Guide for Airline Operators, 2nd Edition, 2015; ICAO Annex 6, Parts 1 and II; ICAO Annex 19; ICAO Doc 9966 Manual for the Oversight of Fatigue Management Approaches; and ICAO Doc 9859 Safety Management Manual (SMM).

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Course code: TCVT-33-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 12 hours to complete and be held over 3 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 120 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

Please verify your hardware, software and network to support your upcoming course with IATA Training.


  • Recommended level is Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the B2B Training Specialist in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

Next class

Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
19 - 21 September, 2023
Register before Jun 19, 2023 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 05 Sep
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 172870
USD 1,056
USD 1,360
USD 1,512

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Be up-to-date on the latest information on fatigue, and how to mitigate the effect of fatigue on aviation safety
  • Recognize current industry requirements and documentation relating to fatigue management
  • Explain the implications of the two different approaches to fatigue management and recognize which applies to your organization
  • Implement fatigue management and meet regulatory requirements

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • The relationship between fatigue and safety in aviation
  • Lessons from science: sleep science; circadian rhythms; shift work; jet lag; use of bio-mathematical models; measuring crew member fatigue
  • Comparison of an FRMS with the traditional methods of air crew fatigue risk management
  • The benefits of introducing an FRMS
  • How to implement an FRMS
  • FRMS policy and documentation including numerous examples of FRMS policy statements
  • The steps in Fatigue Risk Management processes
  • FRMS safety assurance processes
  • FRMS promotion including Training programs
  • FRMS implementation
  • How to build the culture of trust for a collaborative approach to FRMS implementation
  • Measuring crew member fatigue
  • Investigating fatigue in reports, incidents, accidents

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Air Crew
  • Airline Operations Managers
  • Safety Managers from Airlines and Civil Aviation Authorities

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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