Appeals Process - Medical Certificate

How to challenge a decision or proposal made by the CAA


When applying for a medical certificate (required to act as a pilot or an air traffic controller) a medical assessment will be carried out by an Aeromedical Examiner (AME) approved by the CAA who may issue the certificate, assess the applicant as unfit or refer the decision on fitness to the Authority Medical Section (AMS).

In the case of a medical certificate for a Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence some assessments may be undertaken by the applicant’s General Practitioner.

An appeal can be made in the event of denial or variation of a certificate.

A guide to the appeals process is available in: The Medical Appeals Procedure

The requirements and guidance on fitness for medical certification can be found at: