Recent events regarding the COVID pandemic have led to significant access problems to Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) and other medical specialists. In response, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will not enforce airman medical certificates which expire between the dates of March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020. The period of non-enforcement will be in place thru June 30, 2020.

Medical Certificates
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If you are able, the FAA continues to encourage airmen to accomplish their regularly required airman medical certificate exam with an FAA AME.

If you have been you have been asked to provide additional medical information and your treating physician or other clinician is unable to assist at the current time due to COVID-19, the FAA can provide a one-time extension upon your request.

The Office of Aerospace Medicine will publish any updated or new, approved medical certificate alternatives and/or certificate extensions as soon as those processes are approved and available.