Nurse Practitioner - NP
Welcome, Nurse Practitioners. Can an NP become a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT? Yes, except for Puerto Rico. To be listed as a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT/FMCSA NRCME program, a Nurse Practitioner (NP) must be licensed, certified, or registered in accordance with applicable state laws and regulations to perform physical examinations.
We have many Nurse Practitioners who take our program, in fact, the majority of our students are NPs.
Please see the table below for a Nurse Practitioner'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 -|
|Missouri -||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 email@example.com (recommended) or call (617) 494-3003.
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