Laminate Medical Certificate
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I want to laminate my first-class medical certificate so it doesn't get crumpled for any reason. Will this invalidate it? I've done some research online and there only seem to be provisions for laminating permanent certificates, of which the medical is a temporary certificate.
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AOPA Staff Answer
Hi Dustin,

The FAA may consider that defacing the certificate. I would not recommend laminating your certificate.
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Thank you for the clarification Ron
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Vampiress At AOPA:
Hi Dustin,

The FAA may consider that defacing the certificate. I would not recommend laminating your certificate.

This is an OWT.  See the Note to paragraph 5-196 in FAA Order 8900.1 (link below). Just make sure you sign it before laminating it.

https://fsims.faa.gov/PICDetail.aspx?docId=8900.1,Vol.5,Ch1,Sec9