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Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Application Process for Medical Certification

Applicant History - Item 18. Medical History
v. History of Arrest(s), Conviction(s) and/or Administrative Action(s)

Arrest(s), conviction(s) and/or administrative action(s) affecting driving privileges may raise questions about the applicant's fitness for certification and may be cause for disqualification. A single driving while intoxicated (DWI (PDF)) arrest, conviction and/or administrative action usually is not cause for denial provided there are no other instances or indications of substance dependence or abuse. See Substances of Dependence/Abuse.

NOTE: Checking yes does not relieve the airman of responsibility to report each motor vehicle action to Security. Also, remind the airman that once he/she has checked yes to any item in #18, especially items 18 n., 18 o. or 18 v., they must ALWAYS mark yes to these numbers, even if the condition has been reviewed and granted an eligibility letter from the FAA.

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