Licensing Medical Examinations

If you are applying for the Air Traffic Controller licence, you must hold a valid Medical Assessment (Class 3).

To schedule a medical assessment, simply submit your Application for Medical Assessment (AMA) via the ELMeRS e-service. Upon successful application, choose from any of the Designated Medical Examiners appointed by the Civil Aviation Medical Board (CAMB) to have your Licensing Medical Examination (LMEs) done.

For the list of CAAS Designated Medical Examiners (DMEs), you can refer to the Directory of DME of CAAS (PDF, 64 KB)

The two types of Licensing Medical Examinations (LMEs) for ATCOs are as follows:

Application Type Description

LME (Initial)

  • For the initial grant of a Medical Assessment

LME (Renewal)

  • For the routine renewal of an existing Medical Assessment’s validity

If you are attending your LME, bring along the following documents for verification by the DME:

  1. Singapore NRIC or FIN identity card (Note: Bring a passport if you are a foreign applicant without a Singapore FIN card); and
  2. Your current Aviation Licence (CAAS or Foreign), if any.

Important To Note:

  1. The DME can only initiate the medical examination after ELMeRS has validated the successful completion of your online Application for the Medical Assessment process (including fee payment for medical evaluation). So, fix your appointment with the DME after submitting your application for Medical Assessment and obtaining a confirmation receipt for payment made.
  2. Processing of Medical Assessment by CAMB will take up to 10 working days from the submission date of completed LME by the DME. Cases requiring further actions may take longer processing time depending on the complexity of the issue. Results of Medical Assessment will be sent to CAAS’ Licensing Section on the next working day.
  3. LME for renewal of the Medical Assessment may take up to 45 days before the expiry of the medical certificate. If successful, the renewed medical certificate will be dated from the expiry date of the superseded certificate. You are advised to do your LME within the 45 days window to ensure that your medical certificate is renewed on time.
  4. If you require supplementary investigations as part of your LME prior to meeting the Licensing Medical Assessors’ Board (e.g. Treadmill, Stress ECG for Age 60 revalidation), you will need to make earlier appointments for those investigations to be completed before the LME date. Such investigations can either be done at the clinical premises of the CAMB or any specialist facilities accredited by the Singapore Medical Council.
  5. Clinical examination and investigation results are valid for up to 90 days for only Medical Assessment, after which they must be repeated for the Medical Assessment to proceed.

More detailed requirements can be found in Singapore Air Safety Publication (SASP) Part 9.