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Airmen Certification

Important Guidance for Air Carriers and Crews about the Novel Coronavirus

The CDC and FAA are providing the following health guidance (PDF) for: U.S. and third country-based flight and cabin crewmembers upon arriving to the United States within 14 days of travel to, from, or within China; China-based flight and cabin crewmembers while in the U.S.; U.S. air carriers housing flight and cabin crews while in China; and U.S. air carriers supervising self-monitoring of flight and cabin crews who have had layovers in China.

News & Highlights

Medical Certification of Small Aircraft Pilots (BasicMed)

On July 15, 2016, Congress passed legislation to extend the FAA's funding. This legislation, FAA Extension, Safety, Security Act of 2016 (FESSA) includes relief from holding an FAA medical certificate for certain pilots. Learn more about BasicMed.

MedXPress — Moved Away From Paper

MedXPress, the electronic system used to apply for an FAA medical certificate or medical clearance, has been updated. You can access the enhanced MedXPress and its updated User Guide.

8065-2 – Request for Airman Medical Records

Airmen Certification Forms

  • AC 8060-55 – Change of Address, Airmen Certificate Holder
  • AC 8060-56– Application for Replacement of Lost, Destroyed, or Paper Airman Certificate(s)
  • FAA 8400-3 – Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application for Flight Engineers, Flight Navigators, Aircraft Dispatchers, and Control Tower Operators
  • FAA 8610-1 – Mechanic’s Application for Inspection Authorization
  • FAA 8610-2 – Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application for Mechanics, Repairman, and Parachute Riggers
  • FAA 8710-1 – Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application for Pilots, Flight Instructors and Ground Instructors
  • FAA 8710-11 – (Sport Pilot Only) Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application for Sport Pilot
  • FAA 8710-13 – (Remote Pilot Only) Remote Pilot Certificate and/or Rating Application
  • AC 8060-67 – Request Change of Airmen Certificate Number
  • AC 8060-68 – Request Copies of My Complete Airman File from the Airmen Certification Branch
  • AC 8060-69 – Request for Copies of My Complete Certification File to be Released to a Third Party
  • AC 8060-70 – Application for Replacement of Lost or Destroyed Knowledge Test Report(s)
  • AC 8060-71 – Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License, Rating, and Medical Certification
  • AC 8060-72FOIA Request (from airlines) for Copies to 3rd Party

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