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Duration of valid certificates
Classes of medical certificate are valid for different periods of time. Where an applicant's medical condition is under review, the duration of a medical certificate may be varied at the discretion of the Principal Medical Officer (PMO). The validity period of a certificate commences from the date that the medical practitioner or the Designated Aviation Medical Officer (DAME) completed the application for medical certificate.
Unless otherwise advised by the Aviation Medicine Section, these periods are:
- Class 1 medical certificate is valid for one year.
- Class 2 medical certificate is valid for up to four years, for applicants less than 40 years of age on the day of issue, and in all other cases for up to two years.
- Basic Class 2 medical certificate is valid for up to five years for applicants less than 40 years of age on the day of issue; for up to two years for people older than 40 years; and up to one year for people aged older than 70 years
- Class 3 medical certificate is valid for up to two years.