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 qualifications for airman medical certification. All incidents must be reported (even if reported on a previous application), to include even a single driving while intoxicated (DWI (PDF)) arrest, conviction and/or administrative action. Incidents reported under 18.v. are just part of many factors considered in the overall process of medical certification. 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.

Last updated: Friday, March 10, 2023