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DAME / DAO appointment / re-appointment guidelines
No acceptable aviation medicine qualifications:
|Do not appoint|
In order to maintain your DAME or DAO designation you need to fulfil continuing professional development (CPD) requirements and provide evidence of these to CASA when you renew your designation.
Designation renewal lengths vary depending on the type of professional development you undertake. See the table below for details.
|Type of education||Designation period|
|No education listed||One year pending further CPD|
|Medical Review Officer (MRO) course||One year pending further CPD|
|Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) course||One year pending further CPD|
|Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) – STAR Program||One year pending further CPD|
|One attendance at a state-based conference||Two years pending further CPD|
|Consecutive state-based education sessions within a two-year period||Four years|
|Attendance at one Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ASAM) conference||Four years|
|Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) or other CPD provider||CASA’s Principal Medical Officer to assess|
DAOs must have the Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) qualification or equivalent as evidence of continuing education requirements. Renewal is granted based on relevant continuing professional development from their parent college (RANZCO CPD certificate must be provided).
Can’t attend a conference or course?
Completion of our online eLearning course, CASA update and Class 2 medical certification, provides the equivalent of one year’s continuing professional development (for one time only).
You can find the course in the AviationWorx system on our website at online services.