Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Decision Considerations Disease Protocols – Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), formerly called Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and medications used for treatment may result in cognitive deficits that pose a risk to aviation safety.

For individuals who have a history of ADHD or use of ADHD medications*, there are two possible evaluation paths: Fast Track and Standard Track.  For information on the different tracks, any required testing, and specific documentation needed, see the links below.

*Note:  The requirements also apply if diagnosed with or took medication to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)




Last updated: Friday, April 12, 2024