Recently, we have been receiving many calls and emails from certified Medical Examiners asking us about the 5-year refresher training and the 10-year recertification process. We contacted the FMCSA last month and requested more information and received the following update:
The medical examiner will take the 10-year recertification the same way they took the initial testing. The 5-year refresher training is provided by FMCSA and will be accessed by medical examiners (MEs) through their National Registry account. However, the 5-year periodic training is not yet available due to the required rebuild of the National Registry System after taking it offline in December 2017. FMCSA is currently rebuilding the system. As soon as FMCSA launches the newly built system, MEs will receive notification that the training is available and provided instructions on how to access it. The information will be sent to the e-mail address associated with their National Registry account. Because FMCSA is delayed in providing the training, MEs will not be penalized for not completing the training during the timeframe specified in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
The NRCME Training Institute will post additional refresher training and recertification information on our website as soon as it becomes available from the FMCSA and notify anyone by email who has subscribed to our newsletter.
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