NRCME | Certified DOT Physicals & Exams
The National Registry was developed to improve highway safety and driver health by requiring that medical examiners be trained and certified to determine effectively whether a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver’s health meets FMCSA standards. This supports FMCSA’s goal to improve safety and reduce fatalities on our Nation’s highways. Testing and training organizations play a vital role in achieving this goal by educating medical examiners about FMCSA medical standards for CMV drivers, and enhancing their understanding of the mental and physical demands of operating a CMV to help determine if a driver can safely handle these demands.
Currently all interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are required to have a valid medical certificate signed by a healthcare provider. The only change created by the implementation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is that, within two years of the rule's effective date, all CMV drivers must be examined by a ME who is listed on the National Registry.
The National Registry provides CMV drivers and carriers with a convenient list of medical examiners in their area who have been certified as having the knowledge to determine if a driver can safely handle the medical demands of driving a CMV.
Certified medical examiners will begin to be listed on the National Registry within four months of the publication of the rule.
Additional information and updates for CMV drivers and carriers will be posted here as they become available.
Four months after the rule is published, drivers may search for certified medical examiners.