Moving Away From Paper – The use of MedXPress is mandatory beginning October 1, 2012
Notice Number: NOTC3897
Effective October 1, 2012, pilots must use FAA MedXPress to complete an electronic application for an Airman Medical Certificate or Airman Medical and Student Pilot Certificate, FAA Form 8500-8.
As many of you know, the Federal Government is taking steps across the board to become more efficient and to reduce costs, and our move to electronic records is consistent with those initiatives.
One of the significant enhancements will establish a tracking program so that pilots and AMEs can query the system and electronically determine the status of applications.
Future enhancements will also transition air traffic control specialists (ATCSs) to MedXPress, after internal FAA coordination and some modifications to the ATCS certification system.
Why wait for the October 1, 2012 deadline? We encourage you to begin using MedXPress today. MedXPress is located at https://medxpress.faa.gov/
If applicants have any technical issues with MedXPress, they may reach MedXPress Support at 877-287-6731.