Maintaining your designation

You must comply with all conditions of your appointment to maintain your designation. This applies to:

  • designated aviation medical examiners (DAMEs)
  • designated aviation ophthalmologists (DAOs).

For more information on roles and responsibilities, see the DAME conditions of appointment and the DAO conditions of appointment.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

You must undertake ongoing education relevant to aviation medicine. You must complete at least 13 hours every 3 years to maintain the full 4-year designation period.

For acceptable CPD options, see eligibility and training for designated aviation medical examiners.

Applying for re-designation

DAMEs and DAOs must apply for re-designation at least one month before their current designation expires. The date of expiry is detailed on your certificate of designation.

We will email you a reminder to renew one month before expiry.

If you fail to reapply, we may:

To reapply, complete and submit

Application for appointment or reappointment as Designated Aviation Medical Examiner or Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist form 755 (PDF, 259.24 KB)

. Ensure that you complete all areas of the form include:

  • a passport sized colour photograph
  • Evidence of your continuing professional development (CPD), either Aviation Medicine Education CPD or RANZCO CPD
  • Evidence of current medical registration.

Update your contact details

You must notify us of any changes to your contact details. This is a condition of your appointment under CASR Part 67.

This includes any change in your:

  • practice location(s) or postal address
  • email
  • fax or phone numbers.

If we can’t contact you, we will mark your file as inactive and remove you from our from our list of medical and eye examiners.

To notify us of any change, contact us.

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