National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
National Registry Search Functionality
FMCSA deployed an update to the National Registry that we believe has resolved the majority of the remaining search results issues. However, there are still a few locations (e.g., Kansas City, MO) that are not showing any results during a search and we are continuing to work to fix the issue as soon as possible. If you are conducting a Medical Examiner search by location and no results are found FMCSA encourages you to contact the National Registry Technical Support Help Desk at email@example.com or (617) 494-3003.
Friendly Reminder for Accessing the National Registry
It has been determined that Internet Explorer can no longer be used to access the National Registry. Please use a different internet browser (e.g., Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) to access the National Registry. Also, please ensure that any browser bookmarks you have for the National Registry are updated to the current website at https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov.
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) was created to ensure that Medical Examiners can effectively determine if interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers meet FMCSA’s physical qualification standards. As a result, healthcare professionals that wish to perform physical qualification examinations for interstate CMV drivers must be certified by FMCSA to do so. Certification is accomplished by registering in the National Registry. To become certified, they must:
- Be licensed, certified, or registered to perform physical examinations in accordance with applicable State laws and regulations.
- Register on the National Registry website and receive a unique National Registry number. Please note that registering and obtaining a National Registry number is only the first step to becoming certified and does not approve an individual to start conducting examinations.
- Complete training based on the FMCSRs and related guidance.
- Pass the National Registry Medical Examiner Certification Test.
Once FMCSA has verified the Medical Examiner’s test score and validated his or her medical credential or license, the Medical Examiner is certified by FMCSA and listed on the National Registry. Certified Medical Examiners receive their certificate via email and are then able to begin performing examinations of interstate CMV drivers.
Once certified, Medical Examiners use the National Registry to upload results of CMV driver physical qualification examinations they have conducted. Certified Medical examiners are required to submit results for every examination conducted, by midnight (local time) of the next calendar day following the examination.
Interstate CMV drivers are required to obtain their physical qualification examination and obtain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876, from a certified Medical Examiner listed on the National Registry. Interstate CMV drivers can search for and find certified Medical Examiners in their area, or anywhere in the country, from the “Home” page of the National Registry website. The search tool allows drivers to find certified Medical Examiners by city and state, or by zip code. Clicking on “Advanced Search” allows the search parameters to be extended to include the Medical Examiner’s National Registry #, first and last name, and business name.
Access the current National Registry using the link below.
Access the National Registry Technical Support Request Form