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National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners: Become a Medical Examiner

How To Become A Certified Medical Examiner

Healthcare professionals wishing to become a certified Medical Examiner listed on the National Registry are now able to register.  To become a certified Medical Examiner, you must:

  • Be licensed, certified, or registered in accordance with applicable State laws and regulations to perform physical examinations.  FMCSA will verify this information with your state licensing board.
  • First complete the required training to begin the process.  Please note that you MUST complete the required training prior to registering.
  • Go to the following link to register
  • Receive welcome email with unique National Registry number.
  • Take and pass the National Registry Medical Examiner certification test.  The certification test is offered by the testing organizations provided in the links below.  Using these links, you will find the process and contact information necessary for you to contact the testing organization directly to schedule the examination.
  • Once you have submitted the required information, FMCSA has verified your ability conduct physical examinations with your state licensing board, and FMCSA has received passing test results from the testing organization, FMCSA will conduct a final evaluation of your application to become a certified Medical Examiner.
  • FMCSA will notify you via email when the certification process is complete.  You will receive an email with an official certificate indicating your status as a certified Medical Examiner listed on the National Registry.  Medical Examiners are not permitted to conduct physical qualification examinations of interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers until the official certificate has been received via email.

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