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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

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.  

  • AMEs that can undertake Class 2 and Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL)
  • AMEs that can undertake Class 1, 2, 3 and LAPL  

Aeromedical Examiner Initial Certification: 

There is currently a backlog of AME applications that is being worked through. We are therefore unable to accept further applications at this time. This information will be updated, as soon as we are able to accept new applications.

Aviation Medicine Training 

In the UK, King’s College London run Basic and Advanced Aviation Medicine training courses.  Further information regarding the courses can be found here: Basic Aviation Medicine and Advanced Aviation Medicine.

Please note that there are minimum requirements to become a UK CAA AME and that the attendance of a Basic or Advanced Course in Aviation Medicine does not automatically mean that a physician will meet all the CAA requirements to become a UK AME.

Charges payable

Charges payable to the CAA are detailed in the CAA's Scheme of Charges (Personnel Licensing).

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Cellma Medical Records System

AMEs are required to submit the results of medical assessments electronically via the CAA's Cellma Medical Records System.

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AME Equipment and Premises

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.

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Aeromedical Refresher Training

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.

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AME Annual Return

Submissions of an AME Return to the CAA are now completed via the E-Learning platform.

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Minimum Number of Aeromedical Examinations

To maintain certification, AMEs must undertake a minimum of 10 aeromedical examinations every year.

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Audit Visits

AME Practices are subject to Audit Visits by the CAA.

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Review of AME Certification

This policy is currently under review and will be published shortly.

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