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A medical certificate can be revalidated before it expires or renewed after it has expired.
Revalidation and renewal examinations should take less time than for initial
issue and they may not require all the additional tests. This depends on when the last test was
carried out, the type of certificate held and your age at examination.
You can revalidate a Class 1 medical certificate by taking a revalidation examination at an
Aeromedical Centre (AeMC) or by appointment with an Aeromedical Examiner (AME).
You can take your revalidation examination up to 45 days before your certificate’s expiry
When you revalidate a medical certificate, the validity period following revalidation will be
calculated from its original expiry date.
Download our full table of medical certificate validity periods
If you do not revalidate your certificate in the 45 days leading up to its expiry date, you
will need to have it renewed.
You can renew a Class 1 medical certificate by taking a renewal examination at an Aeromedical
Centre (AeMC) or by appointment with an Aeromedical Examiner (AME), subject to the following
The expiry date is calculated from the date of your renewal examination.
Please see the guidance on the new medical records system (Cellma).
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