Misplaced Medical Certificate
- The pilot can go to http://www.faa.gov and select "Licenses and Certificates" and then select "Airman Online Services".
- If the airman does not have an account, "Request an Account" takes less than a minute or so to get a password by email.
- Once an account is established, airman can request 60 day temporary authorization to exercise privileges or can request verification of privileges. This is "FREE". (Note: there is currently a section that appears to verify your identity by asking for a "photo ID". At this time you can put just about anything in this field to complete this section of the web page. Soon, photo IDs will be required.)
- Print out the temporary certificate. Also, complete the application for a replacement (by mail) but airman are restricted to three temporary authorization requests per year.
Unfortunately this process is not available for student pilot certificates or those airman having a medical special issuance. If you are in this category call the FAA Aeromedical Certification Division (AMCD) at 405.954.4821.