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). Upon completion of our self-paced online program, participants will have instant access to their personalized and dated 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.
The DOT/FMCSA National Registry was developed to improve highway safety and driver health by requiring that Medical Examiners be trained and certified to determine effectively whether a CMV driver’s health meets the FMCSA standards. Our program will educate providers about the FMCSA medical standards for CMV drivers and prepare them to pass the national examination.
Our 2022 updated 8-10 hour training program consists of 11 self-paced courses and 11 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.
Extended Program Access
Participants will receive 2 years of unlimited access to our online classroom from any smart device.
Study Guides Included
Proprietary additional NRCME study guides are included and available after passing our Final Test and include a Study and Reference Guide, a Pre-test Review, and over 500 practice questions, all to prepare providers to sit for the NRCME certification examination.
Accredited CME Program
Our accredited DOT training program provides up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 10 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.
Optional audio lectures of our program are included and available as MP3 files that can be downloaded and played on smart devices.
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, and was last updated in March 2022.
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. Once you have completed our training program and printed your Certificate of Completion, schedule the in-person $79 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.
Read our blog entry About the NRCME Exam
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).
More than 1 week: If it has been more than 1 week since you passed the national exam and have not received your final certificate from the DOT, then contact the DOT directly at FMCTECHSUP@dot.gov (recommended) or by telephone at (617) 494-3003.
Join the more than 14,000 providers nationwide who have taken our DOT certification training program in preparation to sit for the national exam to become a certified Medical Examiner.
We offer a full refund within 30 days of your enrollment date if you decide not to become certified and have not completed our program.
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