Aeromedical Examiners (AMEs) are doctors with specialist aviation medicine training. They are certificated 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 certification 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.
In the UK, details of Basic and Advanced Aviation Medicine Training courses are available from the King's College website.
Please check the CAA’s
Policy for the Certification of AMEs for details on the minimum requirements you need to meet before applying.
Once the required training has been completed, an application form can be sent with the relevant documentation to the CAA Medical Department.
Charges payable to the CAA are detailed in the CAA's Scheme of Charges (Personnel Licensing).
AMEs are required to submit the results of medical assessments electronically via the CAA's AME Online system
All AMEs are required to have the necessary equipment and procedures in place to undertake Aeromedical examinations. This form must be completed for each new AME Premises.
To maintain certification, AMEs are required to demonstrate that they have completed a minimum of 10 hours of aeromedical CPD per annum. This must be recorded on the CAA e learning platform and is subject to regular audit.
Submission of an AME Return to the CAA is required on an annual basis.
To maintain certification, AMEs must undertake a minimum of 10 aeromedical examinations every year.
AME Practices are subject to Audit Visits by the CAA.
This policy is currently under review and will be published shortly.
Conditions for AME certification and use of CAA medical IT systems
They should also follow good aviation medical practice for aeromedical examiners and medical assessors.
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