NRCME Training Institute
Our Department of Transportation (DOT) accredited National Registry Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) training program exceeds the core curriculum requirements established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for both the Initial training and the 10-Year Recertification training. Upon completion of our self-paced online program, participants will have instant access to their Certificate of Completion, which is the document required to sit for the Medical Examiner national examination to become certified to perform commercial driver license (CDL) examinations on commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers for 10 years in all the states they are licensed to practice in and do so independent of MD/DO supervision.
Our DOT training program is for the initial NRCME training and for the 10-year NRCME recertification training for Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Physician Assistant (PA) exceeds the core curriculum requirements established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Acupuncturist in Florida (LAc); Doctor of Physical Therapy in Arkansas, Louisiana, and North Dakota (DPT); Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico (OMD/DOM); Physical Therapist (PT) in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, and Texas; and Registered Nurse (RN) in Colorado are all eligible to become certified Medical Examiners.
Our NRCME training online program consists of 14 self-paced courses and 9 quizzes, followed by a 50-question Final Test that participants can take as often as necessary to obtain their Certificate of Completion.
Same Day Certificate
Participants will have instant access to their Certificate of Completion after passing our Final Test.
Participants will receive 2 years of unlimited access to our online classroom from any smart device to complete our 14-hour self-paced program.
DOT Study Guide
Proprietary reference materials included are a Study and Reference Guide, a Pre-test Review, and over 400 practice questions, all to prepare providers to sit for the NRCME certification exam.
Our accredited DOT training program provides up to 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 14 ANCC contact hours.
We offer email and telephone consulting with our medical advisory team for questions regarding regulations, both during and after training. Providers can contact us by email or by telephone at (941) 600-8411, 9 am - 9 pm EST 7/365.
Audio and Video
Optional audio and video lecture files included. Watch a sample of a classroom lecture here.
Participants will receive 4 published editions of The NRCME Report, a newsletter discussing NRCME regulations and industry-related news, a $99 value.
This program is reviewed periodically and updated to reflect any changes in FMCSA regulations. This program was last updated in August 2023.
How to Become Certified in 2023
1. Verify your eligibility to become a certified Medical Examiner (ME) with the DOT/FMCSA.
2. Register online with the DOT/FMCSA for your 10-digit National Registry number.
3. Enroll in our accredited program for your required training to obtain your Certificate of Completion. Once you complete our training program, upload your training certificate to your DOT/FMCSA account as soon as possible to avoid certification delays. Read more
4. Schedule the in-person $80 NRCME examination with either a PSI or Prometric testing company using the 10-digit National Registry certification number issued to you by the DOT/FMCSA. 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.
On the day you sit for the national exam, you will need to bring one of the following forms of identification (ID) (Note: temporary forms of ID, such as a temporary driver’s license or temporary employment card, are not acceptable):
- U.S. driver’s license with photograph
- State-issued ID card with photograph
- U.S. Passport
- U.S. Military ID card with photograph
- Permanent Resident Card with photo
- Native American Tribal ID Card with photo
- Foreign government-issued passport with photo
- Canadian Provincial driver’s license with photo
- Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card with photo (INAC)
You will also need to bring the following:
- A valid license to practice in your healthcare profession
- Your Certificate of Completion
- Your National Registry Number
Once the DOT has received and processed your passing exam score from the testing company, you will receive an email from the DOT with an official certificate indicating your status as a certified Medical Examiner listed on the public National Registry who can perform CDL examinations on commercial motor vehicle drivers (which can take 1 to 2 business days).
FMCSA Tech Support: For assistance regarding your national registry number, your DOT account, or your final certificate to perform CDL examinations, contact the DOT at FMCTECHSUP@dot.gov or by phone at (617) 494-3003.
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