Psychology Guidance Material

Implementing Rules (IRs), Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMCs) and Guidance Material (GM) on psychological conditions

The following are the requirements for the medical certification of aircrew, including guidance material issued by the UK CAA Medical Department in relation to the psychological system.

  

Implementing Rules

Acceptable Means of Compliance

Guidance Material

MED.B.060 Psychology

(a) Applicants shall have no established psychological deficiencies, which are likely to interfere with the safe exercise of the privileges of the applicable licence(s).

Class 1
(a) Where there is suspicion or established evidence that an applicant has a psychological disorder, the applicant should be referred for psychological opinion and advice.

(b) Established evidence should be
verifiable information from an identifiable source which evokes doubts concerning the mental fitness or personality of a particular individual.  Sources for this information can be accidents or incidents, problems in training or proficiency checks, delinquency or knowledge relevant to the safe exercise of the privileges of the applicable licence.

(c) The psychological evaluation may
include a collection of biographical data, the administration of aptitude as well as personality tests and psychological interview.

(d) The psychologist should submit a written report to the AME, AeMC or licensing authority as appropriate, detailing his/her opinion and recommendation

Class 2
Applicants with a psychological disorder may need to be referred for psychological or neuropsychiatric opinion and advice.

Further guidance on Dyslexia, Asperger syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Medical reports - psychology