MedXPress question: What if I share an email address?

February 18, 2013

Gary Crump

Gary Crump

  • Director, AOPA Medical Certification Services 
  • 25 years assisting AOPA members 
  • Former operating room technician and Emergency Medical Technician 
  • Pilot since 1973

On Oct. 1, 2012, MedXPress became the required mechanism for completing the FAA airman medical application, and since that time we’ve discovered some of the nuances of the application that we hadn’t thought about until the use became mandatory.

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One interesting question that came from a member whose spouse is also a pilot asked if both of them could register for MedXPress using their household email address. Unfortunately, the answer is no. The airman’s email address is also the username and is therefore unique to the applicant, in addition to the password. However, the solution is fairly simple. There are lots of free email providers now such as Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail, so you can easily and quickly register a new email account that you can use just for MedXPress registration.

For those of you enrolled in AOPA Pilot Protection Services, don’t forget we have a webinar with Dr. Warren Silberman, MedXPress: Successfully Completing Your Next Medical-Online. In addition for PPS members, there is a reference sheet with Silberman’s Top 10 Tips on using MedXPress. When Silberman was at the FAA, he was the project manager on MedXPress.

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Gary Crump