AME Area

Reference area for approved Aeromedical Examiners (AMEs)

Please Note: Requirements for initial certification are currently under review and  will be updated shortly. 

Aeromedical Examiners (AMEs) are doctors with specialist aviation medicine training.  They are approved and audited by the CAA to carry out aircrew and Air Traffic Controller (ATCO) medical examinations and to give aviation medicine advice, as necessary. 

There are two approval types, based on the training and experience level of the AME.  These determine which class of certificate (professional, private and/or ATCO) they can assess.

  • ‘1’ rated AMEs – can examine and issue revalidation/renewal medical certificates for all classes, including initial Class 2;
  • ‘2’ rated AMEs – can examine and issue initial/revalidation/renewal medical certificates up to and including Class 2 standards.

Certification and re-certification fees
From 1 April 2012 an annual certification fee will be charged to all UK CAA approved AMEs.

Find an Aeromedical Examiner
AMEs are based all over the UK and overseas.  Search our database of medical examiners for details.

Guidance and Resources
The CAA produces regular updates for AMEs.  These include regulatory and policy changes and details of relevant courses and seminars

The AME Online database
Existing AMEs load details of medicals and tests carried out on applicants directly onto the CAA’s database (AME Online).  Once an AME has been approved by the CAA a logon, user guide and hard token are issued to give them access to the system. 

All users should familiarise themselves with the AME Online policies and guidance, as well as pre-published dates when the system will be unavailible due to scheduled maintenance.