FAA Medical Certificates

FAA approved Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) can issue one of three medical certificates, each having progressively greater restrictions. Students are required to show proof that they hold a current First Class medical certificate to gain formal admission into the program. This increases the likelihood of identifying a medical condition that could eventually prohibit someone from flying. For students under the age of 40, this certificate is good for five years from the date of issue. For students 40 or older, the certificate is good for two years from the date of issue. For a list of AME’s visit

Students who already hold a current Second or Third Class medical certificate may request a waiver of proof of the First Class medical certificate through JCC’s director of aviation.


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