IAMTCS Certifications

Certified Flight Communicator:
The Certified Flight Communicator Course is a 2-day certification developed for communication specialists in the Air Medical industry. Topics covered include Flight Following and Navigation, Map Reading skills, Aviation weather, Post Accident / Incident Plans, Stress Management, Public Relations, and Medical Terminology, to name a few. Following successful completion of the exam, status as a Certified Flight Communicator is earned.

Cost for the Certified Flight Communicator course is: $400 for Members, $450 for Non-Members

Advanced Communication Specialist:
The Advanced Communication Specialist course is a 2-day certification developed for communications center managers, lead communicators, and veteran communication specialists.  Topics covered include Time Critical Decision Making in Aviation, Advanced Aviation Weather, Team Communications & Briefing/Debriefing, Risk Assessments, Recruitment & Retention, Disaster & Emergency Preparedness, Stress Recognition & Sleep Deprivation, and Sharing Our Experiences & Knowledge.  Following successful completion of the exam, status as an Advanced Communication Specialist is earned.

Cost for the Advanced Communication Specialist course is: $400 for Members, $450 for Non-Members





  1. Must be a paid member of IAMTCS during your 3 year certification period (membership will be verified). Paid membership = payment of annual membership dues to IAMTCS.

  2. Obtain a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education during your 3 year certification period.  All submitted hours must be topics outlined in the IAMTCS curriculum.  These hours may be obtained by one of the following methods:

    • In-house company / program training.

    • EMT / Paramedic training (refresher).

    • Completion of Communication Specialist Training course at the CommLab (Helicopter Flight Training Center – Shreveport, LA)

    • Completion of Association of Air Medical Services' Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) or Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA).

    • Auditing of a IAMTCS CFC course ($150 fee).  No test will be administered or required if recertifying by one of these methods. Contact the IAMTCS Education Committee for more information about this option.

Certified Flight Communicator Recertification Fees:

  • Individual Members $235.00 (Includes 3 year CFC and membership renewal)

  • Program Members $50 for 3 year CFC renewal (Membership maintained through Program Member)