Federal Aviation Administration

Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Application Process for Medical Certification

Updated: 6:11 pm ET May 26, 2006

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.

After all routine evaluations and tests are completed, the Examiner should make a complete review of FAA Form 8500-8. If the form is complete and accurate, the Examiner should add final comments, make qualification decision statements, and sign the declaration. The medical history page of FAA Form 8500-8 must be completed in the handwriting of and signed and dated by the applicant. 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:
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

6:11 pm ET May 26, 2006