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Our accredited DOT FMCSA NRCME medical examiner certification training program for MD, DO, DC, APN, APRN, NP and PA exceeds the core curriculum requirements established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Upon completion of our updated 2019 program, participants will be issued a personalized and dated Certificate of Completion, required to sit for the medical examiner national exam to be certified to perform Commercial Driver License (CDL) examinations on Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers for 10-years.
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Certified Content: This 10-hour DOT training program consists of 11 self-paced courses and 11 quizzes, followed by a 50 question Final Test. Optional additional references include a PDF Study and Reference Guide, a PDF Pre-Test Review, and includes over 500 practice questions, all to prepare for the NRCME Certification Examination. Read more
Accredited Program: This DOT examiner training program provides up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 10 ANCC contact hours.
Same-Day Certification: Receive instant Certificate of Completion at the end of the program, required to sit for the medical examiner exam.
Audio Lectures: Optional audio lectures of this program are available as MP3 files that can be downloaded to portable devices.
Access: Participants receive two years of access to the classroom.
Administrator Friendly: Easy enrollment and billing, transfers and provider training reports. Read more
NRCME News: Enrolled providers will receive access to four digital editions of The NRCME Report, a quarterly medical examiner publication discussing DOT/FMCSA NRCME regulations, including industry related editorials and news - a $99 value.
Customer Service: We offer provider consulting with our medical advisory team for questions regarding certification issues or any other issues related to driver certification. Providers can contact us by email or by telephone at (941) 600-8411, 9 am-9 pm EST 7/365.
1. Eligible providers (MD, DO, DC, APN, APRN, NP and PA) can apply for a certified Medical Examiner account with the DOT/FMCSA before or after they complete this training program.
2: Enroll in our self-paced 8-10-hour program to acquire your personalized Certificate of Completion.
3: Schedule the $79 NRCME medical examiner exam using your National Registry certification number, with either a PSI or Prometric testing company. To locate testing centers near you visit Google Maps and search for “PSI testing center” or “Prometric testing center”.
The day you sit for the exam you will need the following:
1. Certificate of Completion from this course.
2. A valid state issued photo ID, where your name matches your Certificate of Completion.
3. A copy of your current medical license.
Once the DOT have received your passing test results from the testing company, you will receive an email from the DOT with an official certificate indicating your status as a Certified Medical Examiner now listed on the National Registry. Submit your monthly examination results to the DOT for all activity, including non-activity, via your online account with the DOT. Failure to report may result in your removal from the program.
More than 3 weeks: If it has been more than 3 weeks since you applied for your National Registry number, or more than 3 weeks since you passed the national exam, and you have heard nothing back from the DOT, check your junk mail before contacting the DOT directly at FMCTECHSUP@dot.gov (recommended) or by telephone at 617-494-3003. Please note, training and testing companies do not assign a provider their National Registry number, and the DOT will not discuss provider accounts with anyone other than the provider.
Refresher Training: To remain eligible for listing on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) National Registry (NR) and as required under 49 CFR 390.111(a)(5)(i) Certified Medical Examiners must maintain medical examiner certification by completing training and testing requirements. The FMCSA will provide the required (5) year refresher training online to Medical Examiners at no cost. Medical Examiners eligible to take the (5) five-year periodic online training will be notified by email from the FMCSA.
Click here to enroll in our DOT certification training program to become a medical examiner.
Medical providers who did not take our program and are seeking additional NRCME study materials and sample questions to prepare for the national certification examination can purchase our program's reference materials for only $99 by clicking here.
Join the more than 10,000 providers nationwide who have taken our DOT certification training program in preparation to sit for the national exam to become a certified medical examiner.
We offer a full refund within 30 days of the enrollment date if you decide not to become certified and have not had your Certificate of Completion issued at the end of the course.
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