Clinical Nurse Specialist - CNS


Welcome, Nurses. Can a Clinical Nurse Specialist become a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT? To be listed as a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT/FMCSA NRCME program, a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) must be licensed, certified, or registered in accordance with applicable state laws and regulations to perform physical examinations.

Please see the table below for a Clinical Nurse Specialist's eligibility in the state they are licensed to practice in to become a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT (

 Eligible = Eligible Not Eligible = Not Eligible Possible Eligibility = Possible Eligibility (see below)
Alabama - Possible Eligibility Montana  - Possible Eligibility
Alaska - Possible Eligibility
Nebraska - Possible Eligibility
Arizona - Possible Eligibility
Nevada - Possible Eligibility
Arkansas - Possible Eligibility
New Hampshire - Possible Eligibility
California - Possible Eligibility
New Jersey - Possible Eligibility
Colorado - Possible Eligibility
New Mexico - Possible Eligibility
Connecticut - Possible Eligibility
New York - Possible Eligibility
Delaware - Possible Eligibility
North Carolina - Possible Eligibility
District of Columbia - Possible Eligibility
North Dakota - Possible Eligibility
Florida - Possible Eligibility
Ohio - Possible Eligibility
Georgia - Possible Eligibility
Oklahoma - Possible Eligibility
Hawaii - Possible Eligibility
Oregon - Possible Eligibility
Idaho - Possible Eligibility
Pennsylvania - Possible Eligibility
Illinois - Possible Eligibility
Puerto Rico - Possible Eligibility
Indiana - Possible Eligibility
Rhode Island - Possible Eligibility
Iowa - Possible Eligibility
South Carolina - Possible Eligibility
Kansas - Possible Eligibility
South Dakota - Possible Eligibility
Kentucky - Possible Eligibility
Tennessee - Possible Eligibility
Louisiana - Possible Eligibility
Texas - Eligible
Maine - Possible Eligibility
Utah - Possible Eligibility
Maryland - Possible Eligibility
Vermont - Possible Eligibility
Massachusetts - Possible Eligibility
Virginia - Possible Eligibility
Michigan - Possible Eligibility
Washington - Possible Eligibility
Minnesota - Eligible
West Virginia - Possible Eligibility
Mississippi - Possible Eligibility Wisconsin - Possible Eligibility
Missouri - Eligible
Wyoming - Possible Eligibility 

 Possible Eligibility = The FMCSA has not received verification from your state licensing board that the DOT exam is within the scope of practice for your profession. You may proceed with registration, but the FMCSA must receive verification from your state licensing board before certifying you. We recommend that you delay your certification test until the state licensing board has confirmed that the DOT exam is within your scope of practice.

If you have any questions or need further information on this process, please contact the FMCSA Help Desk at (recommended) or call (617) 494-3003.

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