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Navigating the intricacies of aviation medical certification is a vital step for pilots, and we understand the importance of having comprehensive information at your fingertips. This page serves as a central resource to address frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to Aviation Medical Examiners. Whether you’re a seasoned pilot seeking to renew your medical certificate or a prospective aviator embarking on this crucial step, we aim to provide clarity on the processes, requirements, and considerations associated with AMEs.

You can apply for a medical certificate in CASA's medical records system, MRS. You will need to enter your Aviation Reference Number (ARN) to login to MRS

Australia is more flexible in its approach than other countries in allowing applicants to sit multiple sequential tests for CVD where a fail is recorded and a medical certificate can be issued if at any stage any of the three-level tests are passed.  Most overseas regulators do not allow this level of flexibility.

The procedures are:
Initial issue of class 1 medicals
Applicants for a Class 1 Medical Certificate must either satisfy the criteria specified in CASR 67.150, or be found by CASA not to pose a danger to safety on account of their CVD. To satisfy the requirements of CASR 67.150, the applicant must first attempt the Ishihara test. If they fail that test, they must then undertake the Farnsworth Lantern test. If the Farnsworth Lantern test is also failed a third level of test specified (for the individual case) by CASA must be undertaken. Failure of that third-level test may allow for the issue of a medical certificate if CASA finds that the applicant's CVD does not pose a danger to safety. A Medical Certificate issued on this basis will be subject to certain limitations or restrictions.

Initial issue of class 2 medicals
If the Ishihara test is failed, a certificate will be offered restricted to day VFR only. If the applicant wants this restriction removed, they must pass one of the tests as per Part 67.

Class 1 medical renewals
No immediate change. CVD Class 1 pilots may need to undergo a CAD test in the future.

Class 2 medical renewals
No immediate change.

Air Transport Pilot Licence applications
A certificate will not be issued until a test has been passed as per the existing regulatory requirements.

Yes. You can get a copy of your medical certificate from MRS free of charge. CASA FAQs

A Class 1 medical lasts 1 year. If you are older than 60 and fly under an ATPL, a medical test lasts 6 months.
A Class 2 medical lasts 4 years if issued under the age of 40, otherwise 2 years
A Class 3 medical lasts 2 years

Class 1 Medical Certificate &  Class 3 Medical Certificate At the time of being offered an initial medical clearance, the following tests are required
· Blood tests
· Audiology
· Ophthalmology
For subsequent medical exams the following requirements are: 
- Blood and audiology tests are required on on the 5th and 10th birthdays (e.g. 25, 40 etc) - An ECG is required every 2 years for a class 1 until 40 years and then annually.
- For a Class 3 an ECG is required every 2 years.
- An Ophthalmology review is required every 2 years after the age of 60.

Class 2 Medical Certificate
- No specific testing is required unless a medical condition requires ongoing review.

That depends on a number of factors.

Medical assessments cost $350 – this is the cost for a Class 1 or Class 2 without further testing required.
If you attend the assessment without having undertaken the CASA online assessment or cancel within 24 hours there is a $100 fee.
Hearing test cost is $100

The common tests are:
· Blood tests: Fating lipids and fasting blood sugar levels
· ECG: I perform these onsite during your appointment for a fee of $100.
· Ophthalmology (eye tests): you will need to organise it through CASA

· Audiology (hearing tests): I am able to offer audiology screening on site during your medical assessment. The cost is 100 $

Ophthalmologists set their own individual fees. Please check the costs prior to proceeding.

Please note that more complicated cases will incur extra fees.

Tell us your requirements and one of our experts will send you a quote.

 Your safety is our priority, and our dedicated team is ready to assist you in meeting the necessary health standards for your aviation endeavors. Contact us now to schedule your appointment or to get answers to any lingering questions.