Date of Last FAA Medical Application

Item 16: Application Process for Medical Certification

Apr 2014

Guidance is compiled and interpreted by professional pilots and physicians at from the 2014 AME Guide page 32, FAA and FDA web data ( &, instructions specified in the Aeronautical Information Manual, Federal Air Surgeon Bulletins from 1999-2015, and 14 CFR Part 61 and Part 67 (the FARs).

While entering your data through MedXPress, you must report any previous FAA medical exams that you had. Enter the date in the (MM/DD/YYYY) format. If this is your first application, check the No Prior Application check box.

If is NOT checked, is required.

AME Instructions: If a prior application was made, the applicant should indicate the date of the last application, even if it is only an estimate of the year. This item should be completed even if the application was made many years ago or the previous application did not result in the issuance of a medical certificate. If no prior application was made, the applicant should check the appropriate block in Item 16.

Helpful clarification from the FAA:

  • If is NOT checked, then the Date of Your Last FAA Medical Application is mandatory here.
  • If 13 (Suspended Certificate) is No and 16 is blank, the box must be checked.

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