If you’re wanting to become a medical examiner, or you wish to maintain your designation, we have some helpful information below.
To become a medical examiner, you must meet the requirements of Part 67. They include:
1. being a medical practitioner; and
3. having access to clinical, administrative and communication facilities adequate for the purpose of carrying out medical examinations to the required standard in accordance with the medical manual; and
4. having a reasonable ability to communicate effectively in English; and
5. meeting the exposition requirements in 67.163.
See Part 67 Medical Standards and Certification for further information.
Operating requirements for medical examiners are covered in Part 67 Subpart E of the CARs.
To meet the requirements of rule 67.203(a)(5) a person who holds a medical examiner certificate must attend ongoing training courses in aviation medicine and aviation regulation, as may reasonably be required by the Director.
These ongoing training courses are:
For holders of a Medical Examiner 1 certificate:
For holders of a Medical Examiner 2 certificate:
Note 1: Activities such as attendance of aviation medicine conferences overseas are acceptable for gaining points for this purpose, and the point value will be considered on a case by case basis.
Note 2: Medical Examiner Designations are issued by the Director for a period of up to 36 months (3 years).
The requirements for continued compliance by medical examiners are stated in CAR Part 67.203. It includes the ongoing requirement for aviation medicine and regulatory medicine training.
It also requires an up-to-date exposition to be maintained and available for inspection. Medical examiners can generate their own personalised exposition online.
Medical examiner exposition website(external link)
List of accredited optometrists(external link)
Medical examiner documentation checklist [PDF 53 KB]
Examination requirements timetable and medical standards [PDF 145 KB]
Alternative Method to the General Medical Examination Request Form [DOCX 85 KB]
Alternative Method to the General Medical Examination - video link questionnaire [DOCX 37 KB]
Alternative Method to the General Medical Examination - Routine Examinations that can be deferred [PDF 172 KB]
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