FMCSA Course

*The DOT FMCSA NRCME Course will be offered Monday, October 28, 2019 in Baltimore, MD.  Click here for meeting details and registration information.*

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

May 13, 2019 - A New National Registry Launches

AOCOPM Leads the way in training Certified Medical Examiners!

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.  This medical examiner training course conforms to FMCSA’s training curriculum modules and topics on regulations and guidelines for conducting CMV driver medical examinations.   FMCSA regulations and guidelines are reviewed regularly, and the training is updated as required.

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.   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 by May 21, 2014.   In order to become a certified medical examiners (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.

More information can be found here:

Next Steps

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.  Important exam instructions, including what to bring can be found here: 

Osteopathic Physicians are encouraged to invite their MD colleagues, as well as mid-level practitioners to attend this course as well.


Interested in bringing this course to your state association, specialty college, or company?

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