“I have my 10-digit National Registry number, so why can’t I schedule the national exam and where is my eligibility number?”
One of the more confusing aspects of becoming a certified Medical Examiner (ME) is the verification process. In accordance with the FMCSA NRCME Final Rule, the DOT must first verify a provider’s medical credentials before placing their newly assigned 10-digit National Registry number, also known as an eligibility number, into a database that the testing companies are linked to. It can take the DOT anywhere between one to three weeks to verify a provider’s credentials, depending on the time of year and the amount of providers needing to be verified at the same time. Providers will know that they have been verified when they can schedule the national exam online with either Prometric or PSI Testing.
If it has been more than three weeks since you applied for your National Registry number and cannot schedule the national exam, or more than three weeks since you passed the national exam and have not received your final certificate from the DOT, then contact the DOT directly at FMCTECHSUP@dot.gov (recommended) or by telephone at (617) 494-3003.
About the NRCME Exam
Testing Options: PSI or Prometric?
NRCME Exam Testing in Hawaii
NRCME 10-Year Recertification
Scheduling Your Recertification Exam
A Tale of Recertification
DOT Study Guide
Medical providers who completed a different NRCME training program and feel that they are not fully prepared to sit for the NRCME National Certification examination can purchase our proprietary NRCME Exam Reference Materials for $99, which include the following:
- NRCME Study and Reference Guide
- NRCME Question Bank*
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- The CMV Driver Examination.pdf (New for 2022)
- Primary Care or Specialist Opinion Letter
- The Job of a Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver
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