Designated Aviation Medical Examiners (DAMEs) and Designated Aviation Ophthalmologists (DAOs) conduct medical examinations as required by the Civil Aviation Act 1988 and relevant regulations.
In those classes of medical certification where CASA is involved, CASA medical staff work with DAMEs to determine, on the evidence available, whether an applicant is entitled to the issue of a medical certificate.
The CASA medical certification system also utilises the opinions of a wide variety of clinical medical specialists such as psychiatrists, neurologists, and cardiologists. Complex cases are examined through a peer review process.
There are several steps to the medical certification process. Being prepared for your examination is the first step in process and can help save time by reducing the need for potential follow up activity.
Any medical practitioner, including general practitioners (GPs), can assess applicants against the Austroads commercial driving standard for some simple types of private flying. If eligible, you can then issue a Basic Class 2 medical certificate.
For more information, read our Basic Class 2 medical certificate fact sheet for pilots.
Steps to apply for your medical certificate
Follow these steps to help you prepare for your medical examination. These steps help you save time by reducing the need for potential follow ups.
You can also review the steps you need to take for your medical by using the MRS flowchart.