Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Application Process for Medical Certification - Application Review

This section provides guidance for the completion of Items 59-64 of FAA Form 8500-8. The Examiner is responsible for conducting the examination. However, he or she may delegate to a qualified physician's assistant, nurse, aide, or laboratory assistant the testing required for Items 49-58. Regardless of who performs the tests, the Examiner is responsible for the accuracy of the findings, and this responsibility may not be delegated.

The medical history page of FAA Form 8500-8 must be completed and certified by the applicant or it will not appear in AMCS. After all routine evaluations and tests are completed, the Examiner should review FAA Form 8500-8. If the form is complete and accurate, the Examiner should add final comments, make qualification decision statements, and certify the examination.

Upon completion of the physical examination, the entire FAA Form 8500-8, Items 1 through 64, must be electronically transmitted to the FAA.

Application Review Items:

Items 59 to 61 Items 62 to 64
59. Other Tests Given 62. Has Been Issued
60. Comments on History and Findings 63. Disqualifying Defects
61. Applicant's Name 64. Medical Examiner's Declaration
Last updated: Monday, June 23, 2014