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Renew a medical certificate
Don’t let your next medical certificate renewal take you by surprise. Use this checklist to ensure you know the steps in the renewal process and have everything you need ready for your next renewal.
While you will get a CASA email reminder when your next renewal is due, it’s also a good idea to put a reminder in your phone or computer to give you plenty of time to get organised.
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Keeping up-to-date records and knowing what tests you need will help make your next medical certificate renewal as smooth as possible.
Know what regular tests you need
Find out which regular test reports you need by:
- looking up your record in the Medical Record System (MRS)
- looking at the periodic test chart
- calling your Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME).
Know what special tests or reports you need
Stay on top of any additional tests or reports you need by:
- keeping any special reports that we requested in previous emails
- keeping our letters or emails that state the medical tests/reports you need for your next renewal.
Keep all medical records
Keep a copy of any medical checks, treatments or medications prescribed since your last examination. You will need to bring these to your medical examination.
If your contact details in MRS are current, you will receive an email reminding you when your next renewal is due.
Once you have all medical reports, or within 28 days of your medical certificate expiry, you should:
- complete your applicant medical history in MRS
- make an appointment with your DAME.
To maintain your anniversary date, you need to see your DAME within 28 days of the expiry date of your medical. If you see your DAME outside of the 28 days, your new expiry date will be the date you saw your DAME.
Medical practitioners and/or DAMEs can assess for Basic Class 2. Some DAMEs can assess and provide a medical certificate for certain Class 2 applications (these are called DAME2 assessors).
If you have excluded medical problems or certain conditions on your medical certificate you must have your renewal assessed by us. View the exclusions list in Chapter 12.3 of the DAME Handbook.
All other renewal applications (i.e. Class 1 and 2, Class 3, Class 2 and 3) are assessed by us.
At your medical examination, you must answer all questions correctly and completely. If there were parts of your medical history in MRS that you were unsure about, clarify these with your DAME during your appointment.
For a complete and accurate examination, make sure that you bring:
- all your test results/reports
- notes of any medical consultations, treatments or prescribed medications since your last examination
- standby spectacles (if you require glasses or contact lenses to fly).
If there is limited time before your medical certificate expires you may request temporary revalidation of your certification. This must be done by a DAME2. Alternatively, you can apply to us for an extension. These requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and are not automatic. They are also subject to a $50 fee.
As soon as possible after your medical you should:
- arrange any additional medical tests/assessments required by your DAME
- if required, see your DAME again taking the test results/reports with you.
Once your assessment is complete, your DAME will enter their report and copies of your medical reports into MRS.
Once we receive your renewal application, we will assess whether your medical certificate can be issued or whether further information or tests are required. In routine cases we aim to complete the assessment within 20 business days.
To ensure the timely completion of your application you should provide any further information or test results we request as soon as possible.
You should also keep a record of any advice we provide about:
- conditions on your medical certificate
- medical reports required during currency of this certificate
- medical reports you will need for future certification.
Find tips and advice about specific aspects of the renewal process on these pages: