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Duration of valid certificates

Classes of medical certificate are valid for different periods of time. Where an applicant's medical condition is under review, the duration of a medical certificate may be varied at the discretion of the Principal Medical Officer (PMO). The validity period of a certificate commences from the date that the Designated Aviation Medical Officer (DAME) completed the application for medical certificate.

Unless otherwise advised by the Aviation Medicine Section, these periods are:

  • Class 1 medical certificate is valid for one year.
  • Class 2 medical certificate is valid for four years, for applicants less than 40 years of age on the day of issue, and in all other cases for two years.
  • Class 3 medical certificate is valid for two years.