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Issuing MECs to Qualified Drivers

Issuing MECs to Qualified Drivers

Statement from the FMCSA regarding issuing MECs to qualified drivers:

The FMCSA has been made aware that some Medical Examiners are not issuing qualified drivers with the original/paper Medical Examiner’s Certificate, Form MCSA-5876, telling the drivers that it has been electronically forwarded to the State Driver’s Licensing Agency. Until the compliance date, June 23, 2025, of the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule, Medical Examiners must continue to issue the Medical Examiner’s Certificate, Form MCSA-5876, to qualified drivers.

Drivers are not required to provide the Medical Examiner’s Certificate, Form MCSA-5876, to FMCSA but are required to provide the Medical Examiner’s Certificate, Form MCSA-5876, to their State Driver’s Licensing Agency if they are a Commercial Driver’s License holder. Drivers should check with their State Driver’s Licensing Agency for instructions on submitting their Medical Examiner’s Certificate, Form MCSA-5876.

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10-Year Recertification Notice

Providers that have been certified and listed on the National Registry are required to be recertified no sooner than 9 years and no later than 10 years after the date of issuance of your Medical Examiner certification credential. Recertification requires that you again complete a qualified training program, such as ours, and again take and pass the NRCME certification examination. Once you again pass the NRCME certification examination the FMCSA will issue a new Medical Examiner certification credential - including a new National Registry number - which will again be valid for 10 years.

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