• Revalidation and renewal medical examinations can be carried out at by any '1' rated Aeromedical Examiner (AME).   Use find an AME for contact details. 

    Who can apply?

    Anyone who has held a EU Class 3 medical certificate, which has not expired by more than 5 years.

    What can I expect?

    The examination includes:

    • a full physical medical examination by a doctor
    • eyesight tests
    • a resting electrocardiogram (ECG) if due
    • spirometry to assess your lung function
    • an  audiogram, if due
    • urine testing 
    • blood test to check lipids if due


     Validity of medical certificate

    Under 40

    40 plus

    24 months 

    12 months


    At initial then

    Under 30

    At all examinations thereafter


    48 months 



    At initial then

    Under 40

    40 plus


    48 months

    24 months 

    Comprehensive Ophthalmological examination

    At initial then

    If exceeds +3D to -3D

    If exceeds -6D 


    4 yearly

    2 yearly


    At initial then first examination

    Over 40 

    Pulmonary function tests 

    At initial (FEV/FVC),

    then if clinically indicated 

    Urinalysis At every examination   
    Blood lipids At initial, then at age 40   


  • Decrease in Medical Fitness

    If a certificate holder becomes aware of a decrease in their medical fitness due to injury or illness, which may render them unable to exercise the privileges of their licence, or becomes aware that they are pregnant, they must inform their Aeromedical Examiner (AME). 

    Contact information

    Use our  Find an AME database to locate an Aeromedical Examiner in your area.