Pilot Medical Declaration
About the CAA Pilot Medical Declaration
The Aviation safety (amendment) regulations 2021 amends UK Part MED and UK SFCL to permit use of a medical declaration by SPL holders (in the UK only).
The CAA Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD) may be utilised by SPL holders and those converting from BGA qualification to an SPL. Read more about the PMD here.
Making a Pilot Medical Declaration
The CAA’s medical portal is called Cellma. To access Cellma, pilots need to open a CAA customer account on the CAA Portal.
Step 1. If you do not already have a CAA Portal account you can apply for one at https://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/About-us/Doing-business-with-the-CAA/Customer-portal/ . Having created your Portal account you then need to apply for the medical service. Please be aware that it can take 5 working days for the CAA to add the medical service to your portal account. You should receive a confirmation email from CAA.
Step 2. Log into your CAA Portal account and access the medical service portal ‘Cellma’. Once you have the medical service activated you can log in to complete your medical application and pay the CAA application fee.
If you are struggling, you can email the CAA via email@example.com
Step 3. Once into Cellma, the ‘application’ page should let you make a Pilot Medical Declaration.
Copy of online Pilot Medical Declaration.
Please note that having made a Pilot Medical Declaration on the Cellma site, you will then have access to the declaration in your Cellma records. Under ‘Applications’, open “in progress and completed applications”, then “view” the pilot medical declaration, then search for the ‘download’ or ‘print’ options. Opening the listed declaration should allow you to view and download a copy.
If the declaration is incomplete, ie missing name and PMD submission number, the CAA recommends that the pilot prints and countersigns the medical self-declaration page with the following:
‘I confirm this pilot medical declaration print out is applicable to me and is correct’
CAA Reference Number
This will link the self-declaration approval to the pilot and enable a check of the signature against that of the pilot’s licence for assurance purposes if required.
The CAA also recommends that where a PMD has been submitted and shows incorrect validity dates, the declaration should be resubmitted.
Please report any problems to the CAA Cellma team via firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking a CAA medical examination
If you need a medical certificate (eg Class 2) issued by an AME, you will need to pre-book via Cellma by supplying information and paying a CAA fee. You can then contact an AME to arrange the examination, following which you pay the AME a much larger fee.