Do dispatchers need an FAA Medical certificate?

typer922

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I've been looking online and found some information saying they do not. I was under the impression they do. If so, what class certificate is needed?
 

Salkadi

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No medical certificate required. But dispatching is a safety sensitive position so there's certain meds that are restricted. Company will lay out specifics.
 

muzzypat

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I've been looking online and found some information saying they do not. I was under the impression they do. If so, what class certificate is needed?
No medical for Aircraft Dispatcher. But because it’s a safety position there are random drug tests and drug tests if your flight has a safety incident. Worked 25 years as a Flight Dispatcher. It was a great career.