How to Get a Medical Certificate

Process of Medical Certification

Anyone wishing to apply for a medical certificate, needs to organise to see a Medical Examiner Grade 1 or 2. Please refer to the directory of medical examiners for someone in your region.

An applicant is required to make a formal application for a medical certificate. An Application for Medical Certificate form (CAA form 24067/001) is available and can be downloaded from the CAA website. It is the applicant's responsibility to accurately complete and sign this Application for Medical Certificate prior to the Medical Examiner commencing any examination, investigation, or assessment. Given that the Application for Medical Certificate is the responsibility of the applicant, the Medical Examiner should only write in the final section as witness to the applicant signing the form.

The Application for Medical Certificate contains sections requiring:

  • Identification and contact details;
  • Licence and certificate details;
  • Information concerning previous certifications and denials;
  • Information concerning offences;
  • Family history details;
  • Medical history questionnaire (yes / no format);
  • Details concerning nicotine and alcohol intake;
  • Details of medical practitioner consultations and medications;
  • Consent provisions;
  • Signature block for applicant and ME as witness.

The Medical Examiner who first receives the completed Application for Medical Certificate from an applicant is required to forward a copy to the CAA within five working days of the application being made.

On completion of the examination, a Medical Examiner will forward the paperwork, with any additional investigations which may be required, to an ME1 for completion of the assessment.

An ME1 can proceed him/herself.

The medical assessment report will inform the applicant of the decision made. If eligible the applicant will be issued with a medical certificate with any restrictions, conditions or restriction as may be appropriate.

If not eligible the applicant may, within 20 working days ask the convener in writing to review the decision.

When more investigations or reports are required the assessment will be deferred till those become available.

Directory of New Zealand Medical Examiners

Directory of Overseas Medical Examiners