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Online FAR 135.331 Crewmember Emergency Training

Course Description:

CAPS Aviation 135.331 Online Crewmember Emergency Training course covers all the requirements outlined in FAR 135.331 except for the hands-on, emergency drill labs, which are required during Initial Training and then every other year.

Estimated Time to Complete the Course:

The course takes approximately 6 hours to complete.


Online Course - CAPS 135.331 Crewmember Emergency Training

$699.00 per person
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This training is required for all crewmembers on each aircraft type, model, and configuration, each crewmember, and each kind of operation conducted, as appropriate for each crewmember and the certificate holder (FAR 135.331(a)).

Emergency training is subdivided into three groups:

  1. General Emergency Training – Covered in detail during this course
  2. Emergency Situation Training – A personal review of your own aircraft/s, its safety equipment and egress considerations
  3. Emergency Drill Training – These drills are offered at CAPS several times a month or can be offered at your facility

NOTE: Most of the training content covered here and in your company’s training manual, is included in the FAA’s Flight Safety Information Management System (FSIMS) 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 19, Section 4-Emergency Training Curriculum Segments Flightcrew General.

This training must be conducted every 12 months:

Methodology and Certification:

  • The course is divided into 15 Course Modules with multiple Units in each module.
  • The presentation is made up of text, images, videos, references, module quizzes and a final exam.
  • To pass, you will need to score 80% on each quiz and the final exam. Each test can be taken more than once. However, module quizzes must be passed before you can access the next module.
  • Upon successful course completion, you will receive a Letter of Completion which is good for one year.

Navigating the Course & Testing:

  • The course needs to be pre-paid with a credit or debit card.
  • Once you begin the course, you have two weeks to complete it. Contact CAPS if an unexpected delay occurs.
  • You won’t be able to move to the next Unit or Module until you complete the existing Unit and Module and pass any required testing.
  • You will have multiple attempts to pass any course exam. An incorrect answer will prompt you to the relevant section of the course to review the appropriate information.

Meeting the Requirements for a 135.331 Initial Course:

As indicated, CFR 135.331 Crewmember Emergency Initial Training Course requires hands-on activities (labs) when taking your Initial training, and then at least every two years. The online portion of the course is a prerequisite of taking the "Hands-on Labs Only" portion of the training. The hands-on portion of the training must be completed within one month of the completion of the online course.

After completing both the online and Labs Only course, you will also be qualified to act as an “Evacuation Crewmember” when flying in the passenger compartment of a G550.

Student Objectives:

Each student will:

  1. Accomplish the basic requirements for completing the FAA’s FAR 135.331 Crewmember Emergency Training - Recurrent Course.
  2. Explain the role annual training plays when facing an emergency.
  3. Describe the requirements for carrying, securing, inspecting, and using a corporate aircraft’s emergency equipment.
  4. Describe methods for improving situational awareness, crew coordination, crew resource management, communications, passenger briefings, use of emergency equipment, preparation for a water or off-field landing, an emergency evacuation, survival, and signaling rescue forces.
  5. Recognize and be able to respond to additional emergencies such as fires, depressurization, medical, incapacitation, hazmat, security, terrorism, interceptions, and other special circumstances.
  6. Receive a Letter of Completion which is good for one year.

CAPS Commitment to Students:

CAPS has been offering aviation safety courses to thousands of pilots, flight attendants, evacuation specialists, mechanics, owners, and frequent flyers for over three decades. Our commitment has always been to deliver the best training possible, using only highly qualified instructors. We pride ourselves in offering up-to-date, relevant and factual information in a fast-paced, engaging and interesting manner. We hope you will enjoy taking this online course and return to CAPS annually for your required training. If you are not satisfied with the training for any reason or have a suggestion about the course, please feel free to email CAPS at

Course Content (Modules and Units):
Module 1 Introduction
Unit 1 Getting Acquainted with CAPS Aviation
Unit 2 CAPS Product Line
Unit 3 CAPS Training
Unit 4 Meet CAPS President & CEO
Unit 5 Meet Your Instructors
Unit 6 Abbreviations and Definitions
Module 2 Pre-Flight Considerations
Unit 1 Odds of Facing a Serious Emergency
Unit 2 Pilot in Command (PIC) Responsibilities
Unit 3 Travel Resources for Today’s Corporate Aviator's Work Environment
Unit 4 Hazardous Materials in Aviation (Will Not Carry)
Unit 5 Passenger’s Reactions and Roles During Emergencies
Unit 6 Passenger Briefings (Passenger Training)  - Preview
Unit 7 Crewmember Creativity When Presenting Mandatory Briefings
Unit 8 Cabin Attendants
Unit 9 Crew Resource Management
Unit 10 End of Module 2 Quiz
Module 3 Location and Operation of Emergency Equipment
Unit 1 First Aid Equipment
Unit 2 Emergency Oxygen
Unit 3 Pilots’ Protective Breathing Equipment
Unit 4 Fire Extinguishers
Unit 5 Seat Belts
Unit 6 Personal Flotation Requirements
Unit 7 Liferafts  - Preview
Unit 8 Aircraft Exits
Unit 9 Crash Axes
Unit 10 End of Module 3 Quiz
Module 4 Inflight Fires, Smoke and Fumes
Unit 1 Jet Blue A320 Smoke & Fumes Incident
Unit 2 Protective Equipment for Smoke and Fumes
Unit 3 Fire Basics – The Fire Triangle
Unit 4 Classes of Fires
Unit 5 Inflight Fires
Unit 6 Circuit Breakers
Unit 7 The Signs and Symptoms of an Inflight Fire
Unit 8 Fire Resistant Clothing
Unit 9 Fire Extinguishers
Unit 10 Proper Use of a Fire Extinguisher
Unit 11 Improvised Extinguishers and Additional Resources
Unit 12 Lithium-Ion Batteries
Unit 13 Fire Containment Bags
Unit 14 The Need for Immediate Action
Unit 15 Airport Firefighting Equipment
Unit 16 End of Module 4 Quiz
Module 5 Crash Physics and Off-Field Landing
Unit 1 Frailty of the Human Body
Unit 2 G-Forces
Unit 3 Emergency Landing Techniques
Unit 4 Occupant Restraints Systems
Unit 5 Brace Positions
Unit 6 Interior Challenges - Chairs, Tables, Divans, Bureaus & Beds
Unit 7 End of Module 5 Quiz
Module 6 Ditching and Evacuation Procedures
Unit 1 Establishing a Reference Point
Unit 2 Ditching (Water Landing)
Unit 3 Ditching Preparation
Unit 4 Evacuation Commands
Unit 5 Evacuation Lifelines
Unit 6 Boarding a Liferaft
Unit 7 Liferaft Set-up and Maintenance
Unit 8 Evacuation Considerations on Land
Unit 9 Ditching and Emergency Landing Preparation Summary
Unit 10 Post Evacuation Summary (On Land)
Unit 11 Actions/CRM/Crew Training Suggestions
Unit 12 End of Module 6 Quiz
Module 7 Emergency Communications
Unit 1 Distress Communications
Unit 2 Additional Emergency Communications
Unit 3 Additional Communication Options
Unit 4 End of Module 7 Quiz
Module 8 Survival Basics and Signaling
Unit 1 Gary Anderson’s 38 Day Post Crash Survival Ordeal
Unit 2 The Critical Basics – PMA
Unit 3 Shelter
Unit 4 Conservation of Energy and Resources
Unit 5 The Effect of Cold Water on Survivability
Unit 6 Insulation, Clothing & Heat Loss
Unit 7 Fire
Unit 8 The Necessities of Life
Unit 9 Geographical Survival Considerations
Unit 10 Signaling Tools and Techniques
Unit 11 End of Module 8 Quiz
Module 9 Search and Rescue
Unit 1 Declaring an Emergency
Unit 2 Emergency Procedures: Distress and Urgency Communications
Unit 3 Emergency Procedures: Obtaining Emergency Assistance
Unit 4 AMVER (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System)
Unit 5 Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations
Unit 6 Rescue Resources Available to SAR Coordinators
Unit 7 Rescue at Sea
Unit 8 Rescue Pickup Devices
Unit 9 PIC Responsibilities
Unit 10 End of Module 9 Quiz
Module 10 Aviation Physiology - Hypoxia
Unit 1 Human Oxygen Requirements
Unit 2 Hypoxia
Unit 3 Decompression Issues
Unit 4 Time of Useful Consciousness (TUC) and Effective Performance Time (EPT)
Unit 5 Summary Thoughts
Unit 6 Further Information
Unit 7 End of Module 10 Quiz
Module 11 Inflight Medical Issues
Unit 1 First Aid Kits, Medical Kits & AEDs
Unit 2 Serious Medical Issues in Flight
Unit 3 Other Medical Issues
Unit 4 Self-Imposed Crew Stress
Unit 5 Seeking Medical Assistance
Unit 6 End of Module 11 Quiz
Module 12 Handling Emergency Situations
Unit 1 PIC and Emergencies
Unit 2 Distress Signals
Unit 3 Crewmember and Passenger Incapacitation
Unit 4 Bird Strikes and Other Wildlife Issues
Unit 5 Drones
Unit 6 Laser Strikes
Unit 7 End of Module 12 Quiz
Module 13 Security and Terrorism
Unit 1 Situational Awareness (Don’t Let Your Guard Down)
Unit 2 Hijackings
Unit 3 Bomb Threat Procedures
Unit 4 Interceptions
Unit 5 Kidnappings
Unit 6 Terrorism
Unit 7 Security Resources
Unit 8 Travel Security
Unit 9 End of Module 13 Quiz
Module 14 Reporting Incidents
Unit 1 FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
Unit 2 NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board)
Unit 3 NASA’s ASRS (Aviation Safety Reporting System)
Unit 4 Company Procedures and Review of Certificate Holder's Accidents and Incidents
Unit 5 End of Module 14 Quiz
Module 15 Course Evaluation and Critique
Unit 1 Course Evaluation and Critique
Unit 2 Final Exam
Unit 3 Course Survey

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