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Aerospace Medical Certification Subsystem (AMCS) Online Support

Important Information Related to COVID-19

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 efforts, we appreciate the challenges AMEs are facing in the current practice environment. At this time, airmen medical certification procedures have not changed. All airman medical certification examinations must be performed face-to-face on the schedule specified in 14 CFR part 61.23. We are exploring contingency options during this National Emergency.

In the interim, we highly encourage AMEs to follow CDC and local public health guidance. To the greatest extent possible, please try to separate well airmen from ill patients either by space or time.

There is erroneous information that the FAA has directed airmen flying international routes not to see their AME or complete an airman medical exam. This is simply not true. Airmen who have followed FAA guidance for international flight crews (to include sanitized crew quarters and limited overseas social contact) are at low risk for COVID-19 and should proceed with their required exam. On the other hand, if your office pre-screening identifies an airman with respiratory symptoms, please refer to CDC and local Public Health guidance.

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Notice of AMCS Downtime

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  • At this time there are no AMCS outages scheduled.

Student Pilot Rule Changes FAQs

Current AMCS User's Guide and Release Notes

OSA Supplemental documents and video

Message about Policy Changes:

November 4, 2014 - Conditions an AME Can Issue (CACI) has been implemented for over a year. Many AME's still are not making the appropriate comments in block #60 per the guidance located on the individual CACI Certificate Worksheets. These comments are MANDATORY and not optional. Error codes will be placed on each airman that does not have the MANDATORY comment in block #60. Please refer to the online AME guide and the CACI Certification Worksheets for the appropriate comments for block #60. If the correct wording is not placed in the comments box of item 60, we have no way of knowing you followed the worksheet correctly. The airman may receive a letter asking for the information again and you as an AME will receive an error on your performance.

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