DOT Workshop CME Information

Accreditation

This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and AOCOPM. The AOA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

This course has been approved for 8 Category 1-A AOA CME Credits.

The AOA designates this activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the AOCOPM DOT FMCSA NRCME training, the participants will be able to:

  • Prepare CDME to appropriately perform CMV driver Physical Qualification Standards & Medical Guidance.
  • Understand and apply FMCSA resources in performance of Medical Exams.
  • Review CDME responsibilities CMV driver history & exam, and the CDME role in drivers needing waivers, and Skills Performance Examinations. 
  • Use examples to introduce and reinforce, focusing on mandatory and likely testable topics.

Statement of Need

The Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has required that all healthcare professionals whose scope of practice authorizes them to perform physical examinations, as defined by the state in which they practice, and who intend to perform physical examinations and issue medical certificates for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to meet the requirements of Section 391.41 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) must be certified and listed on FMCSA’s National Registry prior to performing DOT FMCSA medical examinations.

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. FMCSA regulations and guidelines are reviewed regularly, and the training is updated as required.

Target Audience

The course is open to DO's, MD's, and as well as other medical practitioners who desire the training.

Estimated Time to Complete the Course

8.5 to 9.0 hours (due to necessary breaks)

Instructional Format

Live and interactive Zoom webinar.

Method of Participation

Link into the webinar.  Participate in Q&A via chat feature.  Complete the pre-test, post-test and evaluation via Survey Monkey.

Disclosures

The American Osteopathic Association has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest must be identified in the activity syllabus and/or program.

In accordance with disclosure policies of AOA and the ACCME, every effort has been made to ensure all CME activities are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. These policies include complying with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support and resolving all possible conflicts of interest for all individuals in control of content.  

The AOCOPM's faculty have each reported no conflicts of interest and do not plan to discuss any off-label pharmaceutical uses.

Disclaimer

The information in this educational course is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by the AOA.  In no event will the AOA be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME course.

No Commercial Support

The AOCOPM and the AOA acknowledge that no support other than course registration fees have been accepted in the offering of this course.