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Scheduling Your Recertification Exam

To report completion of your 10-year periodic training to the National Registry, log into your DOT National Registry account, access your user profile from the left side navigation menu by selecting “My Profile,” then select “Manage User Information.” Under “Training Details,” scroll down to the subsection titled “10-year Periodic Training Organization Details” and select Edit. Complete the data entry and document upload requirement (you must upload your new training Certificate of Completion) and select Save.

After 24 hours, schedule the $80 exam with either a PSI or Prometric testing company using your 10-digit National Registry certification number issued to you by the DOT and also known as an eligibility number with the testing companies. To locate testing centers near you, visit Google Maps and search for “PSI Testing” or “Prometric Testing”. Most testing centers are open six days a week.

Providers who fail the exam are no longer required to wait 30 days to reschedule. This applies to both initial certification and 10-year recertification. When the FMCSA receives the failing notice from the testing company, they will update the provider's account, a process that can take up to 7 days. Once the update is complete, the provider can schedule their next exam.

What to do when you cannot schedule the NRCME exam: 

It is likely that the DOT/FMCSA are backlogged, causing delays in provider credential verification. In 2014, there were over 17,000 providers who became certified. The remaining years had, on average, 2,500 providers a year certifying. If only half of the initial crowd from 2014 are recertifying, that would still be a larger than normal amount of providers the NRCME have to verify before allowing them to schedule the exam. To further complicate matters, many of the providers from 2014 became certified shortly before the May 14 start of the program and did so to avoid any disruption of commerce.
If you uploaded your PDF training certificate of completion into your DOT account, and manually input the training company name and address, and the accrediting organization’s name (both listed on your training certificate), and checked the box that this was “online” training and not “in-person” training, and if it has been more than 24 hours since you have completed all of these tasks and still cannot schedule the national exam online, you will need to:
1. Call the FMCSA between the hours of 9am to 5pm EST, M-F, call the FMCSA at (617) 494-3003 – press option 2 when the first greeting starts, then press the number 6 on hearing the start of the second greeting. This will bypass lengthy greetings and they will answer if they are not already on the phone.
2. Compose an email to the FMCSA requesting verification to schedule the exam and send it to
3. Attempt to schedule the exam at the end of every business day. You will know you have been verified when you can schedule the exam.


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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 10 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.

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