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Accredited Training for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

Perform Commercial Driver Physical Exams! Become a Certified Medical Examiner in the FMCSA National Registry! Provide needed services to the transportation industry.

As of May 21, 2014, ONLY National Registry Certified Medical Examiners can perform the DOT Medical Examination for Commercial Drivers. Federal regulations require that all qualified health care providers who want to perform DOT Physical Exams must become certified in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. You can become certified and add the commercial driver medical examination to your practice.

 

To become National Registry certified, providers must attend an Accredited Training Course and pass the National Registry Certification Test. Completion of this accredited National Registry provider training course qualifies licensed accepted healthcare professionals (see below) to take the National Registry Certification test. Learn the FMCSA Medical Standards, Advisory Criteria, and Guidelines and how to apply them to determine correct driving status for commercial drivers. Where applicable by state regulations, use the knowledge gained in this course to perform the medical exam for School Bus Drivers.

 

National Registry Accepted Health Care Professions

Becoming a Certified Medical Examiner in the National Registry includes, but is not limited to: MD, DO, DC, APN, PA.

Chiropractic physicians can perform DOT physicals in all states except in Michigan, New York and Washington.

Naturopathic physicians in Arizona, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington may become certified in the National Registry.

Physical Therapists in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas may become certified in the National Registry.

Acupuncturists in Florida may become certified in the National Registry.

Inclusion into the National Registry program is dependent on the ability to perform physical exams according to state scope of practice and being licensed by a State licensing board/agency. Contact your state licensing board/agency for more information.

 

Why Take our Training?

Learn from THE Best and Forget the Rest!

Taking the 12 hour course alone does not certify you. You will need to pass the National Registry Certification Test. As such, you want to learn from the best.

Our lead instructor, Dr. Michael Megehee has credentials that speak for themselves:

  1. Dr. Megehee started performing DOT physicals in 1992, right after DCs were allowed into the DOT Medical Examiner program.
  2. Dr. Megehee was the first DC to be selected as a WalMart Distribution Center Medical Director for Walmart drivers.
  3. Dr. Megehee was invited by the FMCSA to participate in development of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) in 2005. He was appointed as one of two chiropractic representatives to the 10 member NRCME Survey Working Integrated Project Team (WIPT) that developed the instrument for National Registry certification. Subsequently, he was appointed to the 10 member NRCME Education WIPT which constructed the core curriculum for the accredited physician training course. During his work on the Education WIPT, he assisted the NRCME Testing WIPT in writing test questions for the certification test. Dr. Megehee continues to assist with the NRCME program as a FMCSA National Registry Champion.

 

Convenient Online Training

Online Training - accessible 24/7/365

  • Accredited Training for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 301 - 304 - 12 hours

Or they are available for individual purchase:

  • Accredited Training for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 301 - 3 hours
  • Accredited Training for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 302 - 3 hours
  • Accredited Training for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 303 - 3 hours
  • Accredited Training for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 304 - 3 hours

 

Registering to take the Course

Online Courses - available now!

  1. Login to www.OnlineCE.com (or if you have not registered with our site, click the register link in the left navigation panel and register with the site)
  2. On your personal homepage, under Purchase Courses, click on the link for Online Courses
  3. Use the Topic Filter and Select: Accredited Training for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
  4. Select the Accredited Training for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 301 - 304 course for 12 hours.
  5. NOTE: If you are a DC in MO you will need to purchase the modules individually

Action Step!

Here is what to do:

  1. Login to OnlineCE.com and register for the training courses
  2. Register at the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) at https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/home.seam. Once registered, you will receive a unique identification number.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me about the National Test?
There are 700+ testing centers around the country and the test is $79. From when you complete the necessary training, you have three years to pass the test before having to retake the training. The test consists of 120 questions. 100 are graded, 20 are being evaluated for use in future tests. You can not tell the difference between which are graded and not graded. If you do not pass, you have to wait 30 days to re-take the test.
Where can I find a Testing Center?
To find a testing center, please click here to visit the National Registry Webpage and search for a testing organization. Once on that page, on the right side under Medical Examiners, click on Find a Testing Organization".
How long is my certification good for?
Once you pass the National Exam, you are good for 10 years as the FMCSA will issue a certification document that will expire 10 years from the date of issuance. After the initial training and certification, a ME must complete periodic training every 5 years to refresh his or her knowledge of both the medical standards for CMV drivers and any changes to FMCSA examination standards or guidelines. MEs are required to complete recertification testing every 10 years. FMCSA may remove a ME from the National Registry if he or she does not complete the periodic training (after 5 years) or pass the recertification testing (after 10 years on the National Registry).

Update Jan 2018: The FMCSA has stated that only they can offer the 5 year recertification training. The 5 year clock starts on the day you are certified which is after taking the training and passing the certification test. Unfortunately, the FMCSA is now over a year late in providing that recertification training, and they are no longer making any comments about when, or if, the training will be available. They have stated that CMEs are to continue performing exams and will not be de-certified due to the lack of obtaining the 5 year recertification training until it is available. When it becomes available, CMEs will be given adequate time to obtain the training.

 

FAA BasicMed Exams

The FAA BasicMed Exam for Pilots is the perfect addition to your CDL practice.

Get off the ground! Perform the BasicMed exam correctly!

This 2 hour Online, On-Demand, BasicMed exam physician training course is appropriate for DCs, DOs, MDs, ANP/NPs,  PAs,  Naturopathic, Podiatrists and other “state licensed specialty physicians”.  (See additional information below regarding eligible health care providers.)

On April 24, 2017, The FAA introduced a new medical exam program called BasicMed that allows Student, Recreational, Flight Instructor, and Private Pilots to obtain a new type of medical examination. Previously, these pilots were required to obtain a 3rd Class medical exam certificate from a FAA Aviation Medical Examiner. BasicMed providers are not required to be a FAA Aviation Medical Examiner. The BasicMed exam is different from the traditional 3rd Class medical exam in procedure, administration, and medical requirements to fly. As an alternative to obtaining a 3rd Class medical certificate, Basicmed has it’s own regulations, procedures, forms, and requirements for pilots and providers. Learn the BasicMed FAA recommendations and aeromedical resources to perform the BasicMed exam correctly in your office.

The following healthcare providers are or may be eligible to perform BasicMed exams:

MDs and DOs: Are considered “Physicians” in all States and can perform the BasicMed exam with or without being a FAA Aviation Medical Examiner.

DCs: Are eligible to perform the BasicMed exam as a “Specialty Physician” when considered by their State Chiropractic Licensing Board to be a “State licensed Chiropractic Physician” and as long as their State scope of practice allows performing the components of BasicMed exam.

 

The following states allow DC's to perform the BasicMed Exam (states not listed are currently being reviewed)
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas - application for our course pending
Delaware
Florida
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana - Can take our FAA course to perform exams but no CE Credit for state re-licensure
Kansas
Minnesota
Missouri
Nevada
New Jersey - NRCME Training also required in order to perform the exams
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon - NRCME Training also required in order to perform the exams
South Dakota - NRCME Training also required in order to perform the exams
West Virginia - application for our course pending

 

ANPs/PAs: Are physician extenders who are not physicians but who perform some medical activities typically done by a physician. Privileges vary by state. They are not specifically excluded, but the BasicMed Physician is responsible for conducting the exam and must sign the Comprehensive Medical Exam Checklist.  ANPs/PAs can perform part or all of the BasicMed exam according to state regulations.

Others: Dentists, Naturopaths, Podiatrists, and other “specialty physicians” may be eligible if their state licensing board considers them to be “State Licensed Specialty Physicians”.

Registering to take the Course

  1. Login to www.OnlineCE.com (or if you have not registered with our site, click the register link in the left navigation panel and register with the site)
  2. On your personal homepage, under Purchase Courses, click on the link for Online Courses
  3. Use the Topic Filter and Select: FAA BasicMed Physician Training
  4. Select FAA BasicMed Physician Training Course for 2 hours.

Continuing Education Credit for Relicensure

Continuing Education Credits for Chiropractic Physicians

Although Doctors of Chiropractic will want to become Certified Medical Examiner so they may perform Commercial Driver Physical Exams and FAA BasicMed Exams, we also provide Continuing Education credit for relicensure in many states.

Please click here to check your state approval page or click the contact us button to email us for more information.

 

Continuing Education Credits for Medical Physicians, Doctors of Osteopathy, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

This course allows the Medical Physician, Doctors of Osteopathy, Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioners to take the federal examination to become a Certified Medical Examiner and/or perform FAA BasicMed Exams. However, at this time, we are not offering CME hours for relicensure for these professions.