Thank you for your interest in becoming an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME).

AMEs serve the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the flying community by medically certifying pilots. Each pilot is required to meet specific medical standards depending on the class of medical certificate for which the pilot applies. The FAA Regional Flight Surgeon (RFS) in your area is responsible for determining the current need for AMEs in their region.

If you are appointed by the RFS to become an AME, you are required to attend a week-long training seminar, typically conducted four times each year in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This seminar is also known as the Basic AME Seminar.

After successfully completing the Basic AME seminar, subsequent training is required at three-year intervals. This training is available via our AME Seminars held at various locations in the United States. Some AME training can be completed on-line. Our AME training is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and does meet your Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements.

Any domestic physician (non-military) interested in becoming an AME should contact the applicable FAA Regional Flight Surgeon's (RFS) office listed for your area.

If you are an international physician or a military physician interested in becoming an AME, please contact the Aerospace Medical Education Division.