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The medical certification process for pilots and ATCs can be daunting for some, especially for those who depend on flying for a livelihood. We strive to do what we can to make the process as seemless and friendly as possible. This starts with our website, which contains information, instructions and the required forms you need prior to your appointment. At any point please feel free to contact Dr Lombardi.
Here's what you need to know.
- Review the various Categories of Medical Certification issued by Transport Canada here. This page outlines and describes in detail the four available Categories in Canada. The page also lists what the Medical Certification requirements are for each. Not sure? Contact us.
- Once you know what Category you are applying for/changing to or are renewing, review the Medical Examination Requirements for the Category being applied for.
- Read about what to expect during the Medical Examination, the ECG (if required) and Hearing Testing (if required).
- Here is a list of what you need to collect and bring to your appointment:
- All medications, including over the counter medications that you are currently using
- Driver’s licence (for identification purposes at your initial appointment)
- Summary of your past medical history from your family or specialist physicians
- Last audiogram (if available)
- Last ECG (if available)
- Last fasting blood work results (if available)
- Last vision prescription from your optometrist/ophthalmologist (if applicable)
- Your eye glasses
- Your contact lenses (NOTE: do not wear your contact lenses to your appointment, you will put them on during the examination)
- Your current Medical Certificate (if applicable)
- See you at your appointment! Find the location here.
- New applicants, or those changing Category, will not receive a stamp at the appointment. Your forms are sent in to the Regional Director's office by mail for review and approval. This is usually a quick process once they receive it at their office.
- Renewing applicants will usually receive their Medical Certification stamp at the conclusion of the appointment unless there is a medical question or concern to be reviewed by the Regional Director's office. Official documentation of certification will come from the Regional Director's office a while later. You can continue to fly as long as you have received a stamp on your form at the appointment.
- Be sure to book your renewal exam well in advance of the expiry of your Medical Certification. As much as we will do our best to get you seen quickly, it doesn't necessarily mean we can see you same or next day. Plan ahead to save stress!