Certified Medical Examiners are responsible for meeting all the regulatory requirements of the National Registry. However, Medical Examiners may designate a Third-Party Organization (TPO) to upload results of physical qualification examinations they conduct on their behalf.
A TPO is an organization that the ME has a business agreement with to upload results of physical qualification examinations you conduct on your behalf. All TPOs must first register with the National Registry and be approved by FMCSA before they are searchable and able to upload results of physical qualification examinations on behalf of certified MEs.
To designate a TPO in your DOT account, select “Designations” from the menu, then select “Designate TPO” and search for the TPO to designate. Once the TPO to designate is found, select the tick box next to the TPO ID#, follow the instructions on the screen, and select submit. As with MEAA designations, MEs should sever the designation of any TPO that no longer works with the ME.
For detailed instructions with screenshots, refer to pages 67–73 of the ME User Guide or watch the instructional video regarding designating and managing TPOs.
Severing a TPO Designation
To sever the designation of a TPO, select “Designations” from the menu, then select “Manage TPO Designations.” Use the search function to find the TPO designation to be severed and select the Action of Sever Designation.
For detailed instructions with screenshots, refer to pages 70-73 of the ME User Guide or watch the instructional video regarding designating and managing MEAAs.
Knowledge Check - The National Registry Website
True or False: ME’s can be removed from the National Registry for not keeping their account profile up to date.
The correct answer is a. True. Failure to update an MEs National Registry profile is grounds for removal from the National Registry for non-compliance with the FMCSRs.
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