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Upload Your Certificate

Providers must upload their training certificate of completion to their DOT account before they can schedule the national exam. To upload your training certificate of completion, 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 for initial certification and select Edit. Complete the data entry and training document upload requirement and select Save.

After 24 hours, you will be eligible to schedule the $80 certification exam with either a PSI or Prometric testing company using the 10-digit National Registry certification number issued to you by the DOT. 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.

Watch an FMCSA video titled: Certified Medical Examiner Uploading and managing document

Providers can contact the DOT directly at (recommended) or by telephone at (617) 494-3003 with any questions regarding certification.

To avoid certification delays, we recommend that all medical providers upload their training certificate of completion to their DOT account as soon as they complete their training program.

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.

Be better prepared for the exam with our $99 NRCME Exam Reference Materials.


About the NRCME Exam
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NRCME 10-Year Recertification
Scheduling Your Recertification Exam
A Tale of Recertification

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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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