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Physician Assistant - PA

Physician Assistants are medical providers who are licensed to diagnose and treat illness and disease and to prescribe medication for patients. They work in physician offices, hospitals and clinics in collaboration with a licensed physician.

Can a Physician Assistant become a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT?

To be listed as a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT/FMCSA NRCME program, a Physician Assistant (PA) 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 Physician Assistant's eligibility in the State they are licensed to practice in to become a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT as of January 2020:

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

 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 fmctechsup@dot.gov (recommended) or call (617) 494-3003.

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