Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Current revision date – April 26, 2023
The Guide provides pertinent information and guidance needed to perform the duties and responsibilities of an Aviation Medical Examiner.
NOTE: Updates to the AME Guide are posted on the last Wednesday of each month, usually before 9:00 a.m. CT. For specific dates, see the 2023 update schedule.
- Added new Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) Disposition Table in Item 48. General Systemic, Blood and Blood-forming Tissue Disease.
- Revised Epilepsy (Seizure Disorder) Disposition Table in Item 46. Neurologic Conditions. Added Rolandic seizures (and others) to disposition table with current clinical terminology of SeLECTS. No policy change.
- FAA Form 8500-8; Application Process and Examination Techniques
- General Information
- Applicant History (Items 1-20)
- Examination Techniques (Items 21-58)
- Application Review (Items 59-64)
- Aeromedical Decision Considerations
- AMCS Technical Support (PDF)
- Download, Print, or View the Complete AME Guide (PDF) (best viewed using Google Chrome)
- Archives and Updates – Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
- Designee Management Policy – FAA Order 8000.95B
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) – The International Standards on Personnel Licensing are contained in Annex 1 – Personnel Licensing to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. The FAA maintains an updated, hard copy of all the ICAO Annexes and also an on-line subscription. The FAA makes copies of Annex 1 available at seminars and can provide Examiners access upon request.
- Locate an Office
- 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 67 Medical Standards and Certification
- Pilot Information - Current Detailed Clinical Progress Note
- Student Pilot Rule Change (PDF)
- Listing of HIMS AMEs and HIMS Independent Medical Sponsors: MS Word, PDF
Last updated: Tuesday, April 25, 2023