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Pilots and air traffic controllers
Changes to medical certification in 2018
We’re making changes to the aviation medical certification system. Read more about these changes.
Aviation medicals are now online
All aviation medicals now need to be completed in MRS by pilots and air traffic controllers. Payment for aviation medicals is also made in MRS.
If your email address is correct with CASA you will receive an email from CASA when your medical certificate is due to expire. The email will ask you to confirm your personal details and update your medical history in MRS.
Once you complete and submit your application in MRS, you will receive an email from CASA including a link and a reference number for your application. Click on this link to check the progress of your application.
Quick tips for using MRS and links to the user guides can be found here.
You can review the steps you need to take for your medical by clicking on the flowchart appropriate for each class of medical.
Why is an aviation medical certificate required?
To maintain and enhance aviation safety, a valid medical certificate appropriate for the class of licence is required for the licence holder to legally exercise the privileges of their specific licence.
CASA issues aviation medical certificates to applicants who meet the relevant medical standard.
Each class of medical certificate also has a medical standard set out in tables in Part 67 of the CASR. A summary of these standards can be found on the Classes of medical certificates page.
The information on the following pages will assist you in understanding the medical application process and facilitate your application for an aviation medical certificate.
- CASA's role in aviation medicine
- Classes of medical certificates
- Clinical practice guidelines
- Duration of valid certificates
- Examination requirements
- First-time medical certificate applications
- How aeromedical decisions are made
- Medical certification process
- Medical certification process frequently asked questions
- Renewal checklist