ATCO.MED.B.060 Psychology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Regulation (EU) 2015/34

(a)      Applicants who present with stress-related symptoms that are likely to interfere with their ability to exercise the privileges of the license safely shall be referred to the licensing authority. A fit assessment may only be considered after a psychological and/or psychiatric evaluation has demonstrated that the applicant has recovered from stress-related symptoms.

(b)      A psychological evaluation may be required as part of, or complementary to, a specialist psychiatric or neurological examination.


AMC1 ATCO.MED.B.060 Psychology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ED Decision 2015/010/R

(a)      If a psychological evaluation is indicated, it should be carried out by a psychologist taking into account the ATC environment and the associated risks.

(b)      Where there is established evidence that an applicant may have a psychological disorder, the applicant should be referred for psychological opinion and advice.

(c)      Established evidence should be verifiable information from an identifiable source related to the mental fitness or personality of a particular individual. Sources for this information can be accidents or incidents, problems in training or competence assessments, behavior or knowledge relevant to the safe exercise of the privileges of the license.

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

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