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A Better Training Program

Our NRCME medical examiner training program is better than ever! Not only have we had 10 years of experience in helping prepare more than 16,000 providers pass the national NRCME exam, but our accredited content has increased from 10 to 14 CME/contact hours. Over the years we have received many certification and regulatory questions from providers and office administrators, including many who trained elsewhere, and all have contributed to the evolution of the outstanding training program we have for you today.

Included in the new program content is a course titled “Preparing for and Passing the National Certification Examination”, which is also included in our $99 Reference Materials (available to providers who completed another training program and want to be better prepared for the national exam.)

An excerpt from this new course:

“It is crucial to understand that the FMCSA is expecting the Medical Examiner to act in the role of determining driver fitness for duty and that the decisions the Medical Examiner should make should consider that responsibility and perspective. During the test, you must answer the questions from the Medical Examiner's perspective first and foremost, not from the perspective of a treating clinician. Even so, some of the questions will be about clinical scenarios that may have little or only a passing reference to specific regulatory requirements or guidance recommendations. You will be asked what the next best step is for the Medical Examiner to take, or the most appropriate next action, and the answers will not always be what you think they should be if you were not given those specific choices.

It’s also important to use test-taking strategies. All of the questions are 4 choice multiple choice with a single answer. The computerized testing system will allow you to eliminate specific choices to narrow the correct answer from 4 to 3 to 2, and to flag questions that you are not sure about and want to return to. There are 120 questions on the test, 100 of which are for the examination and 20 of which are questions that the FMCSA is trying out as possible questions for future tests, but you will not know which are the actual test questions and which are the “pilot” questions. You must answer all 120 questions. You will have 2 hours to complete the test, so 1 minute per question. The strategy usually recommended for test taking is to move quickly through the test, marking questions to come back to, using the computerized system to eliminate incorrect choices, and giving yourself enough time after going through the entire test to go back to the questions you were not sure of.

The test is closed book – no study materials will be allowed. On arriving at the testing center you will remove everything from your pockets and will be allowed to bring nothing into the computer testing area – no cell phones, no pens or paper, nothing, and you will be wanded to make sure you have no such items. A passing score is 71%; at the conclusion of the exam, the exam will be immediately scored and you will receive your % correct.”


Enroll in our NRCME training program today for 2 years of classroom access to our self-paced program that will take 10-14 hours to complete, depending on the provider. Everything you go through in the program you can also download as PDF documents you can search and print. Call us for any current single-provider discounts.

NRCME group training for clinics and hospitals: We offer special rates and features, see our Administrators page for more information.

For questions regarding our accredited NRCME training program or the NRCME certification process, call us at (866) 672-6384 9 am-9 pm EST 7/365.

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10-Year Recertification Notice

Certified Medical Examiners on the National Registry are required to be recertified no sooner than 9 years and no later than 11 years from the date of issuance of their medical examiner certification credential. Recertification requires that providers complete an accredited training program, such as ours, and pass the in-person national NRCME certification examination.

Call (866) 672-6384 for a single-provider discount.