Aeromedical eximinator certification

Training and requalification requirements for aeromedical examinators and Aeromedical centers and application forms.

How to become a Aeromedical examinator

The Danish Civil Aviation and Railways Authority (DCARA) certifies AMEs in accordance with EU regulations, specifically Regulation 1178/2011, MED.D.010, part ARA.MED.200, as referred to in part ARA.GEN.315, and Regulation 2015/340, ATCO.MED.C.010 as referred to in part ATCO.AR.F.010.

When applying for certification as an aviation medical examiner (AME) in Denmark, applicants must use the application form available on the DCARA website.

As indicated on the application form, the following documentation must be attached:

  • Authorization as a medical doctor.

  • Specialization authorization as a medical specialist.

  • Completion of a course in aviation medicine as per EU Regulation 1178/2011, GM1 MED.D.020 (Basic Course in Aviation Medicine). This course must be approved in accordance with Regulation 1178/2011, GM1 MED.D.020. This includes practical training in examination methods and aviation medical assessments. It is recommended to ensure that the course is approved by the competent authority in the country where the course is based.

During the certification process, the medical doctor must also demonstrate to the competent authority that:

  • They have access to adequate facilities, procedures, documentation, and functioning equipment relevant to aviation medical examinations.

  • Necessary procedures and conditions are established to ensure medical confidentiality.

  • Adequate facilities, procedures, and functional equipment are available for conducting aviation medical examinations.

  • Medical equipment must include, at a minimum, a stethoscope, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, reflex hammer, blood pressure measuring device, EKG device, tympanometer/pneumatic otoscopy equipment, Snellen eye chart, Ishihara color vision chart (24 plates), hemoglobin measuring apparatus, spirometry equipment, urinalysis kit, personal weight scale, altimeter, and audiometry equipment.

  • N5/N14 eye charts can be obtained from DCARA.

  • Technical equipment must be calibrated according to guidelines, and the aviation medical examiner must have a system for future calibration and documentation of calibration.


For initial approval, the DCARA will conduct an inspection of facilities and aviation medical practices for the purpose of aviation medical certification of the examination site.

As part of the inspection, the DCARA will review procedures as per the regulation to ensure that the aviation medical examiner has received guidance and can perform appropriate procedures for aviation medical certification.

A fee, in accordance with the applicable fee regulation, is required for the initial inspection. During the initial inspection, the applicant must document that EASA's requirements for examination site(s) and examination equipment at the planned examination address are met.


If the conditions as per the regulation are met, AME certification can be granted for a period of up to three years.

An approved applicant will receive an approval report, a certificate, a unique aviation medical examiner number, and a stamp.

In some countries, General Practitioners (GMP) and medical specialists in occupational medicine are approved to conduct examinations for the LAPL and Cabin Crew (CC) groups. However, this is currently not an option in Denmark.

Holders of an aviation medical examiner certificate must promptly notify the DCARA if they are subject to disciplinary procedures or investigations conducted by a medical supervisory body (the Danish Health Authority (SST), the Danish Patient Safety Authority (STPS), and the Danish Patient Complaints Board (STPK)). Failure to inform the DCARA of such matters may result in the suspension or revocation of the aviation medical examiner certificate, as per MED.D.025, section b).


The process of Danish AME certification.

To meet the qualification requirements specified in MED.D.010, a), and ATCO.MED.C.010, a), it is necessary to contact the Danish Patient Safety Authority, which will assess whether your medical license can be recognized in Denmark.

More information about regulated professions covered by the EU Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications and how to apply can be found on the Ministry of Education and Research's website. A link to the website is provided below.

In order for the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority to assess whether you meet the educational requirements outlined in MED.D.010, b), and if applicable, in ATCO.MED.C.010, b), the certificate of successfully completed basic training and, if relevant, advanced training in aviation medicine must be submitted to the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority for verification.

 Once the Danish Patient Safety Authority has recognized your education, the AME application 'Application for Aero-medical Examiner Certificate' can be submitted to the Danish Transport Authority along with the recognition letter from the Danish Patient Safety Authority and the certificate(s) of basic training and, if relevant, advanced training in aviation medicine. You can find the AME application on this page.

Subsequently, the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority will process the application. If you meet the requirements for the issuance of an AME certificate, the Danish Transport Authority must perform an entry control of your AME practice before the certificate can be issued.

It should be noted in this context that an AME will initially be certified as a Class 2 AME, and subsequently, it will be possible to apply for an extension of the privileges to Class 1 in accordance with Commission Regulation 1178/2011, MED.D.015."


Link to Danish Patient Safety Authority:

Medical doctor (establishment)

AME certification in Denmark upon application from a third country

If you are an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) from a third country and wish to become a certified Danish AME, certain requirements must be met.

The Danish civil aviation and Railway Authority  operates under EU Commission Regulation 1178/2011 and Regulation 2015/340 concerning the certification of AMEs. If an AME primarily practices in a third country, the competent authority is the one designated by the member state to which the AME has submitted an application for the issuance of an AME certificate.

Consequently, if the applicant meets the requirements described in Regulation 1178/2011, MED.D.010, and/or Regulation 2015/340, ATCO.MED.C.010, the competent authority shall issue an AME certificate with the requested privileges.

This means that if you are an AME from a third country and aspire to become a certified Danish AME, you must comply with the requirements specified in the aforementioned regulations.

Requirements for extension of AME rights

Attainment of AME Class 1 Approval as an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) Class 1, MED.D.015

 Extension of AME Class 1 Rights

The requirements for extending AME Class 1 rights are outlined in Part MED.D.015.

1. The aviation medical examiner (AME) must possess a valid AME certificate and meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a valid AME certificate.

  • Have conducted a minimum of 30 Class 2 aviation medical examinations within a period of up to 3 years preceding the application.

  • Successfully completed an Advanced Training Course in Aviation Medicine, including practical training in examination methods and aviation medical assessments as per Regulation 1178/2011.

  • Completed a minimum of 2 days of practical training, either at an Approved Aviation Medical Centre (AeMC) or under the supervision of the Competent Authority's Medical Assessor (MA).

  • A total of 8 supervised Class 1 (or Class 3, if applicable) examinations must be carried out. If practical training occurs at an AeMC, the Head of AeMC must provide documentation demonstrating satisfactory completion of the practical training, which shall be submitted to the Civil Aviation Authority.

2. Demonstrate to the Competent Authority that the AME possesses adequate facilities, procedures, documentation, and functional equipment relevant to aviation medical examinations.

3. Exhibit sufficient aviation medical knowledge in their AME practice and have established necessary procedures and conditions to ensure medical confidentiality.

Expenses in connection with the certification and re-certification of flight doctors

The Aviation Medical Examiner is invoiced in accordance with the Regulation on Fees and Charges in the Aviation Sector.

This regulation stipulates that, in addition to payment for performing tasks, including supervisory tasks and entry control outside Danish territory, expenses related to the Danish Transport Authority's travel and accommodation, including travel time costs, shall also be compensated.

The Danish Transport Authority may collect advance payments, payable before the commencement of the task. Currently, the hourly rate stands at 780 DKK. 

Last updated 03-11-2023