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NRCME Resources, Training and Examination

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The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires that by May 21, 2014, all medical providers (MDs, DOs, ACPs, DCs) who perform Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examinations on drivers of commercial motor vehicles must complete a training program and pass a certification examination.

The training program must comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requirements and may be completed online or in person through an eligible training organization. After completion of a training program, the medical examiner is eligible to take the certification examination.

After passing the certification examination, the medical examiner is qualified to perform DOT medical examinations. Once certified, medical examiners must complete an additional training program within five years of initial certification and must pass the certification examination again within 10 years of initial certification. Until May 21, 2014, there is no requirement for training or certification of medical providers that perform DOT medical examinations. Visit the FMCSA website for more information about medical programs.

Disclaimer: This site provides reference information only. It is not intended as professional medical advice.

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The NRCME has announced that the certification examination is now available. Nationwide, PSI Services, LLC, will provide the testing examination at designated PSI Examination Testing Centers. The cost of the test through PSI is $79.95.

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