Doctor of Physical Therapy - DPT
Welcome, Doctors. Can a Doctor of Physical Therapy become a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT? Yes, and only in Arkansas, Louisiana, and North Dakota. To be listed as a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT/FMCSA NRCME program, a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 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 Doctor of Physical Therapy's eligibility in the state they are licensed to practice in to become a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT:
|= Eligible||= Not Eligible||= Possible Eligibility (see below)|
|Alabama -||Montana -|
|Alaska -||Nebraska -|
|Arizona -||Nevada -|
|Arkansas -||New Hampshire -|
|California -||New Jersey -|
|Colorado -||New Mexico -|
|Connecticut -||New York -|
|Delaware -||North Carolina -|
|District of Columbia -||North Dakota -|
|Florida -||Ohio -|
|Georgia -||Oklahoma -|
|Hawaii -||Oregon -|
|Idaho -||Pennsylvania -|
|Illinois -||Puerto Rico -|
|Indiana -||Rhode Island -|
|Iowa -||South Carolina -|
|Kansas -||South Dakota -|
|Kentucky -||Tennessee -|
|Louisiana -||Texas -|
|Maine -||Utah -|
|Maryland -||Vermont -|
|Massachusetts -||Virginia -|
|Michigan -||Washington -|
|Minnesota -||West Virginia -|
|Mississippi -||Wisconsin -|
|Montana -||Wyoming -|
= 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (recommended) or call (617) 494-3003.
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