FAA’s AME Deferral Criteria

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The FAA’s AME deferral criteria includes the following:

  • Inability to obtain and review the court and arrest records within 14 days of the date of the exam
  • For the alcohol- or drug-related driving incidents:
  • Any arrest, conviction, and/or administrative action for which the applicant registers a blood alcohol level 0.15 or higher
  • Any arrest, conviction, and/or administrative action for which the applicant refused blood alcohol testing
  • Any arrest, conviction, and/or administrative action within the preceding 2 years AND THERE HAS BEEN ANOTHER arrest, conviction and/or administrative action AT ANY OTHER TIME. Total of 3 arrest(s), conviction(s), and/or administrative action(s) within a lifetime. Total of 2 arrest(s), conviction(s), and/or administrative action(s) within the preceding 10 years

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