Frequently Asked Questions Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: CAASWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Aviation SafetyMedical Assessment for Flight Crew and ATCO Application for Medical Assessment 1. What is ELMeRS? ELMeRS is the acronym for the Electronic Licensing Medical Records System. It is serves as the one-stop e-portal for all matters relating to medical fitness certification (termed as Medical Assessment) for Flight Crew or Air Traffic Controller (ATC) licence holders. 2. Do I have to pay a fee to obtain a Medical Assessment from CAAS? A fee is payable to the CAAS for application for a Medical Assessment. This is referred to as the 'Fee for Medical Evaluation' in the Air Navigation Order (ANO), Eighth Schedule. This fee is to be paid online when you submit an application for a Medical Assessment via the ELMeRS portal.Do note that this fee is paid to CAAS. You will have to pay your Designated Medical Examiner (DME) separately for the services provided in conducting the medical examination and investigations for you. The DME's charges are not under the purview of the CAAS. 3. Which Medical Assessment Class (MAC) should I apply for? There are 3 MACs. The required MAC for the respective licences are as follows: 1) Class 1 - for Air Transport Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot Licence, Multi-crew Pilot Licence, Private Pilot Licence (PPL) with Instrument Rating 2) Class 2 - for PPL, Student Pilot Licence & Flight Engineer's Licence 3) Class 3 - for Air Traffic Control Officers & Probationary Air Traffic Control Officers You may apply for more than 1 MAC if necessary. For more information, you may refer to the information published on the CAAS website under Flight Crew Licensing. 4. When should I apply for a Medical Assessment for renewal of my licence? You are given a window of 45 days before the expiry of your current licence to initiate your Medical Assessment, to ensure it will be processed and issued on time for the licence renewal. You are encouraged to do so as early as possible within the 45-days window. If you undergo your medical examination more than 45 days before the expiry of your current licence, the validity period of your new certificate will begin on the month preceding the current expiry. If you undergo your medical examination after the expiry of the current licence, the validity period of your new certificate will begin on the date when the examination is conducted. 5. Can I still renew my Medical Assessment certificate after it has expired? Yes, you can renew a lapsed Medical Assessment within 12 months from its expiry by undergoing a 'Renewal' licensing medical examination. However, once the Medical Assessment has expired for more than 12 months, you will need to apply for an 'Initial' grant of Medical Assessment by undergoing an 'Initial' licensing medical examination.Please be reminded that licence holders shall not exercise the privileges of their licences unless they hold a valid Medical Assessment certificate. 6. Where can I find help to answer the medical questionnaire in the application for Medical Assessment? The medical questionnaire in the application for Medical Assessment process is named the Health Event Declaration (HED). If you are uncertain about any part of the HED, please answer them to the best of your knowledge in order to complete your online application. Your DME will review your answers with you as part of the Licensing Medical Examination (LME) process. Please do take that chance to clarify any doubts and seek your DME's guidance before he/she confirms the information declared in the HED for your signing as a legal declaration. 7. How would I know if the Specialist Medical Report I am submitting is acceptable to CAMB? Any Medical Report that is submitted to CAAS forms the legal evidence on which your Medical Assessment is determined. Hence, the CAAS will not accept reports that are lacking in pertinent information for the Medical Assessment. Do communicate the following guidelines to your treating physician to ensure that the report adheres to them: If a current/latest medical/investigation report is required, it has to be dated within 90 days prior to submission. Older reports can be submitted for the purpose of providing historical information about your condition. Handwritten reports are acceptable only if they are legible and contains proofs of authenticity, e.g. clinic stamp, physician stamp, physician MCR number, clinic address, etc. The medical report is to contain adequate details on the following: Comprehensive information (clinical and investigations) during presentation of condition, subsequent progress and trend, and latest status of the medical condition. The treatment and/or surgical procedures administered for the condition Current medications, therapy and follow up plan. Comments on prognosis or risk of incapacitating events due to the primary condition The medical report is not to contain any opinion of your aeromedical fitness unless the treating physician is accredited as an Aviation Medicine Physician in the Specialist Registry of the Ministry of Health. Decrease in Medical Fitness (DMF) 1. I have read the instructions on the DMF page but am unsure if I need to notify CAMB of my recent medical issue. What should I do? You should visit your DME for a consultation as the DME will be able to advise you accordingly. Meanwhile, you should not exercise the privileges of your licence until you have clarified your doubts with your DME. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.