August 14, 2015
Finding a Certified Medical Examiner
In 2014 an important law was implemented for all truck drivers. This law was made to keep America’s interstate CMV drivers healthy and our roads safer by requiring all interstate CMV drivers to have their medical examinations performed by a Certified Medical Examiner that is listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME).
The NRCME was created to increase the medical oversight of interstate drivers. The logic behind this is that medical examiners will help improve driver health and healthier drivers will be involved in fewer crashes. Any driver that needs a valid license will not be able to get one unless they have a medical certificate and the only way to get a license-worthy medical certificate is from a medical examiner on the National Registry.
For truck drivers needing to find a certified medical examiner in their area or anywhere in the country, follow these simple steps:
- Visit the National Registry website and search by zip code, state or examiner name.
- Choose a certified medical examiner from the list and call to make an appointment.
- If your preferred healthcare professional isn’t on the list, refer him or her to the certified medical examiners page to learn about getting certified.
For more information on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, visit the FMCSA’s fact sheet.