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Certified Flight Communicator
The Certified Flight Communicator Course is a 2-day certification developed for communication specialists in the Air Medical field. Topics covered include Flight Following and Navigation, Map Reading skills, Aviation weather, PAIP, 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.
Advanced Communication Specialist
Through a partnership with Convene Training and Matt Currin; the Advanced Communication Specialist course is a 2-day certification developed for communication center managers, lead communicators as well as 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.  Aviation topics will be scenario-based utilizing the Convene First Responders application.  Following successful completion of the exam, status as an Advanced Communication Specialist is earned.


  1. Must be a paid member of IAMTCS during your 3 or 4 year certification period if certified prior to January 2014 (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 or 32 hours of continuing education during your 4 year certification period if certfied prior to January 2014.  All submitted hours must be topics outlined in the IAMTCS curriculum.  These hours may be obtained by one of the following methods, use form below to submit hours:

  • IAMTCS continuing education articles.  Each article is worth 2 hours of continuing education credit

  • 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).

  • In-house company / program training

  •  Auditing of a IAMTCS CFC course.  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.

Recertification fees:

  • Individual Members $100.00 / + $35 membership renewal = $135
    • OR $100.00 / + $90 ($5 per year discount) 3 year membership renewal = $190.00
  • Program Members $50 / Membership maintained through Program Member


Continuing Education
IAMTCS has partnered with Matt Currin and Convene Training to provide scenario-based continuing education for Communication Specialists.  We encourage you to login and join the IAMTCS Group on the Convene First Responder site.  Convene First Responders serve as easy-to-use, digital platforms for sharing your experiences with other members through scenario-based learning. All first responders have stories. Finally a platform where you can learn from others’ experiences. Learn more about Convene First Responders’ scenario-based training feature by clicking here.
IAMTCS CEU Articles  top

Articles for submission for CFC recertification: After completeing article and quiz, you can mail the answer sheet  along with payment of $5 to:

Education Committee
2311 Yellow Mountain Road
Roanoke, VA 24014

Please allow four weeks for notification of your score. Once processed, CE acknowledgement will be mailed to you.

You may also upload the answer sheet along with payment using this link:

CEU Article Submission

Articles available for recertification:




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