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National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

Finding a Qualified Medical Examiner

Where can a driver find a medical examiner who complies with Federal regulations? How do Motor Carriers rest assured that their drivers are truly physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle? The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners exists to answer those questions and allay concerns.

A database of certified medical examiners is a core element of the National Registry. Medical Examiners have to take a training course and pass a certification exam to be listed on the National Registry. The list of certified medical examiners including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and chiropractors.

New Requirement

Beginning May 21, 2014, drivers will be required to obtain their FMCSA medical examination from a certified medical examiner that is listed on the National Registry. Designed to improve safety by achieving high-quality medical exams that are consistent with Federal regulations and guidelines, the National Registry will help commercial motor vehicle drivers, and employees, find trained and qualified medical examiners to perform physical qualification examinations.

Last updated: Tuesday, February 4, 2020