OPAM logoOPAM Workshop:  Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners' Course

This course is currently being updated.  It will be offered March 18-19, 2023 (Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning) live in Kansas City and virtually via Zoom.  Please see https://www.aocopm.org/my23 for registration and housing information.

Course Agenda

About the Course

The American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine has developed a comprehensive curriculum that exceeds the eight mandatory topics outlined in the FMCSA core curriculum specifications and prepares registrants to sit for the Certified Medical Examiner test, as well as complete the FMCSA required 10-year re-training.  FMCSA regulations and guidelines are reviewed regularly, and the training is updated as required. The course is open to DO's, MD's, and as well as other medical practitioners.  More CME Information

If you are needing the FMCSA-required periodic 5-year re-training, this is free and is accessed through the same FMCSA portal you use to upload your exam results.  After you sign-in, there is a tab for periodic retraining where you will find 4 modules you need to complete before the end of December 2022.  There is no "live" version of the 5-year training - only the modules on the FMCSA site.

About the Registry

The goal of the National Registry is to promote and preserve the highest level of professional standards, training and care among medical examiners. Therefore, the National Registry requires that medical examiners performing CMV driver examinations be trained and certified.   In order to become a certified medical examiner (ME), a healthcare professional must register with the NRCME, complete a training course, and pass the exam.     The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners lists MEs who have been trained, tested and certified to perform medical examinations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in interstate commerce. These MEs fully understand the medical standards in the FMCSA Regulations, related guidance and how they relate to the medical demands of operating a commercial motor vehicle.

Once you've passed our course and obtained an NRCME number, you can schedule to sit the exam.  Please note that the DOT will not let AOCOPM, as a training organization, administer the exam.  For information about Testing Centers and to find one near you:  NRCME testing centers.  After passing the certification test, you will receive a medical certification credential valid for 10 years and will be listed on the National Registry. 

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 **EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY:  Please note that AOCOPM will refund your registration fee, less 10% (for credit card processing fees), as long as the refund is requested no later than two weeks prior to the event.