When applying for certification as an aviation medical examiner (AME) in Denmark, applicants must use the application form available on the DCARA website.
As indicated on the application form, the following documentation must be attached:
Authorization as a medical doctor.
Specialization authorization as a medical specialist.
Completion of a course in aviation medicine as per EU Regulation 1178/2011, GM1 MED.D.020 (Basic Course in Aviation Medicine). This course must be approved in accordance with Regulation 1178/2011, GM1 MED.D.020. This includes practical training in examination methods and aviation medical assessments. It is recommended to ensure that the course is approved by the competent authority in the country where the course is based.
During the certification process, the medical doctor must also demonstrate to the competent authority that:
They have access to adequate facilities, procedures, documentation, and functioning equipment relevant to aviation medical examinations.
Necessary procedures and conditions are established to ensure medical confidentiality.
Adequate facilities, procedures, and functional equipment are available for conducting aviation medical examinations.
Medical equipment must include, at a minimum, a stethoscope, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, reflex hammer, blood pressure measuring device, EKG device, tympanometer/pneumatic otoscopy equipment, Snellen eye chart, Ishihara color vision chart (24 plates), hemoglobin measuring apparatus, spirometry equipment, urinalysis kit, personal weight scale, altimeter, and audiometry equipment.
N5/N14 eye charts can be obtained from DCARA.
Technical equipment must be calibrated according to guidelines, and the aviation medical examiner must have a system for future calibration and documentation of calibration.
For initial approval, the DCARA will conduct an inspection of facilities and aviation medical practices for the purpose of aviation medical certification of the examination site.
As part of the inspection, the DCARA will review procedures as per the regulation to ensure that the aviation medical examiner has received guidance and can perform appropriate procedures for aviation medical certification.
A fee, in accordance with the applicable fee regulation, is required for the initial inspection. During the initial inspection, the applicant must document that EASA's requirements for examination site(s) and examination equipment at the planned examination address are met.
If the conditions as per the regulation are met, AME certification can be granted for a period of up to three years.
An approved applicant will receive an approval report, a certificate, a unique aviation medical examiner number, and a stamp.
In some countries, General Practitioners (GMP) and medical specialists in occupational medicine are approved to conduct examinations for the LAPL and Cabin Crew (CC) groups. However, this is currently not an option in Denmark.
Holders of an aviation medical examiner certificate must promptly notify the DCARA if they are subject to disciplinary procedures or investigations conducted by a medical supervisory body (the Danish Health Authority (SST), the Danish Patient Safety Authority (STPS), and the Danish Patient Complaints Board (STPK)). Failure to inform the DCARA of such matters may result in the suspension or revocation of the aviation medical examiner certificate, as per MED.D.025, section b).