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Registered Nurse - (RN)

A Registered Nurse is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. An RNs scope of practice is determined by legislation, and is regulated by a professional body or council.

Can a Registered Nurse become a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT?

To be listed as a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT/FMCSA NRCME program, a Registered Nurse (RN) 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 Registered Nurse'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 - Not Eligible Montana  - Possible Eligibility
Alaska - Possible Eligibility Nebraska - Possible Eligibility
Arizona - Possible Eligibility Nevada - Possible Eligibility
Arkansas - Not Eligible New Hampshire - Not Eligible
California - Not Eligible New Jersey - Possible Eligibility
Colorado - Eligible New Mexico - Possible Eligibility
Connecticut - Not Eligible New York - Possible Eligibility
Delaware - Possible Eligibility North Carolina - Not Eligible
District of Columbia - Possible Eligibility North Dakota - Possible Eligibility
Florida - Possible Eligibility Ohio - Possible Eligibility
Georgia - Not Eligible Oklahoma - Not Eligible
Hawaii - Possible Eligibility Oregon - Possible Eligibility
Idaho - Possible Eligibility Pennsylvania - Possible Eligibility
Illinois - Not Eligible Puerto Rico - Not Eligible
Indiana - Possible Eligibility Rhode Island - Possible Eligibility
Iowa - Possible Eligibility South Carolina - Possible Eligibility
Kansas - Possible Eligibility South Dakota - Not Eligible
Kentucky - Not Eligible Tennessee - Not Eligible
Louisiana - Possible Eligibility
Texas - Not Eligible
Maine - Possible Eligibility
Utah - Possible Eligibility
Maryland - Not Eligible Vermont - Not Eligible
Massachusetts - Possible Eligibility Virginia - Possible Eligibility
Michigan - Possible Eligibility Washington - Possible Eligibility
Minnesota - Not Eligible West Virginia - Not Eligible
Mississippi - Possible Eligibility Wisconsin - Possible Eligibility
Missouri - Not Eligible Wyoming - Possible Eligibility

 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.

Registered Nurse RN NRCME Training Course Discount
DOT NRCME Certificate of Completion Training Program

We are the only DOT training company to offer a full refund within 30 days of the enrollment date if you decide not to become certified and have not had your Certificate of Completion issued at the end of the program.