Registered Nurse - RN


Welcome, Nurses. 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.

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

NOTE: We periodically update this information and welcome your notice of any updates. For verification of a provider's current eligibility, visit the DOT and apply for an account:

If you have any questions or need further information on this process, please contact the FMCSA Help Desk at (recommended) or call (617) 494-3003.

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