I need some clarification on the rules on holding BasicMed as your current medical certification and check rides. I think I have the correct understanding but want input from the gallery and @Brad Z. The Gleim study guide for CPL starts off the details for ACS CA.I.A.K1 with "To be issued a commercial pilot certificate, there are certain requirements that must be met, including the following:" And then has the list of items including holding at least a current third class medical certificate. Diving into the FARs finds what I think is the reference that supports this, §61.23(a)(3)(iii) §61.23 Medical certificates: Requirement and duration. (a) Operations requiring a medical certificate. Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, a person— (3) Must hold at least a third-class medical certificate— (iii) When taking a practical test in an aircraft for a recreational pilot, private pilot, commercial pilot, or airline transport pilot certificate, or for a flight instructor certificate, except when operating under the conditions and limitations set forth in §61.113(i)Currently I fly on BasicMed. So I'll need to convert back to a at least a third before my check ride. Shouldn't be a problem, I just need to coordinate with my primary doctor to get an updated status letter for my SI's then schedule with an AME. I know training for a future "upgrade" to your pilot certificate can be done while you are on BasicMed. But where did I get my knowledge crossed up that you could hold a BasicMed and take a check ride?