Canada Pilot Assistance Training (CPAT)

Course Content

This course teaches listening skills and helps attendees recognize interpersonal problems that pilots may be having.  Additional community resources and referral can then be provided to pilots that may need it. The training also consists of extensive role-playing exercises.

Course content includes:

  • Introduction to the program
  • Peer helping process
  • People problems
  • Community resources and referral
  • Normative life crisis
  • The human journey
  • Peer helping in a crisis
  • Chemical dependency

Skills upon completion

  • Knowledge of Pilot Assistance resources available to ALPA members
  • Ability to interact with fellow pilots who may be facing personal or professional difficulties
  • Ability to effectively serve as a Pilot Assistance team member


The attendee’s MEC budget is responsible for all pilot expenses: travel, lodging, meals, and flight pay loss (FPL), if required.