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Medical certification process
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 utilizes 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.
Frequently asked questions on the Medical certification process are also available.
If you don't already have an Aviation Reference Number (ARN), you will need to apply for an ARN before you can begin the medical certificate application process.