ICAO Standardized Training Package: IAASM-SAA Postgraduate Certificate in Aviation Medicine for Medical Examiners and Assessors

You will be equipped with the competencies to be a medical examiner and assessor for Class 1, 2 and 3 Medical Assessments for pilots and air traffic controllers. The curriculum is designed based on the competency-based training framework published in the ICAO Manual of Civil Aviation Medicine (Doc 8984). It employs substantive experiential learning with case studies and practicums in aviation physiology and flight simulators. This course is in collaboration with International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM), an expert body with whom the ICAO Aviation Medicine Section consult for medical provision matters.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Relate ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices to the medical fitness assessment of pilots and air traffic controllers
  • Perform effective licensing medical examinations
  • Evaluate medical documents critically to determine their relevance and adequacy
  • Make medical fitness conclusions

What is Covered 

  • Regulatory Medicine
  • Foundational aviation medicine
  • Conducting medical examination
  • Risk-based aeromedical evaluation
  • Operational aviation medicine 

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended if you are:

  • Registered physicians aspiring to be appointed as a medical examiner, medical assessor or airline doctor
  • General practitioners, doctors in hospital practice and health professionals with an interest in applied aviation medicine 


  • Participants should have a medical degree such as the MBBS, MBBCh, MD or equivalent and are fully registered physicians to practice medicine in their country.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English language is required for the activities and assessments in this course. These include the group discussions and individual mastery tests.


Fees subject to change. Participants will be notified of the actual course fees in the course placement letter.  


To secure your seat, please submit your course applications at least 12 weeks before the course start date. Applications may close earlier once the maximum class size is reached. You will be updated on the status of your application via email. To apply for this course, please click on the Apply Now link below.

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Course Runs

18 Aug 2025 to 29 Aug 2025

Duration: 1 day (e-learning) and 2 weeks (classroom)
Mode of Delivery: In-person
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