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 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 four years, for applicants less than 40 years of age on the day of issue, and in all other cases for two years.
- Class 3 medical certificate is valid for two years.