AVS-2020 Fatigue Risk Management

Quick Facts


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program

Course Length
Self-Paced (Must be completed within 6 months)

Course Dates & Locations
Courses are online and can be started anytime.

Your registration will be handled by a secure payment system. Credit card information will not be saved.



This course is an introduction to Fatigue Risk Management for flight crews. The course covers the basic concepts of fatigue and sleep physiology, including definitions, symptoms of fatigue, error rates, circadian rhythm, sleep homeostat, blood glucose levels and glycemic index (GI). Particular emphasis is placed on specific fatigue issues for flight operations (sleep debt, acute and chronic fatigue, time zones) and mitigation strategies (sleep schedules, controlled rest, layovers).

Who Should Attend

  • Flight crews

Course Objectives

  • Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) implementation
  • Accidents / incidents
  • Symptoms of fatigue: physical, mental, emotional
  • Fatigue impairment
  • Alertness / error rates
  • Sleep characteristics
  • Sleep cycles / circadian rhythm
  • Sleep homeostat
  • Internal (physiological) sources of fatigue
  • Minimum required sleep/ sleep debt
  • Recovery sleep
  • Acute fatigue
  • Nutrition/fitness
  • Nicotine
  • Medications
  • Sleep apnea
  • External factors
  • Eastbound / westbound flight
  • Sleep duration & quality
  • Sleeping areas
  • Distractions / noise levels
  • Napping
  • Nutrition
  • Hydration
  • Blood glucose levels /glycemic index (GI)
  • Shift workers
  • Selective use of caffeine
  • Time zones / jet lag
  • Sleep schedules
  • Dehydration
  • Flight levels
  • Controlled rest on the flight deck
  • Relief pilots
  • Bunk facilities
  • Circadian low points
  • Layover strategies
  • Commuting issues

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

This is a self-guided online course; you will be able to complete this course at your own pace, from wherever you choose.