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TeamCME and OnlineCE.com Present 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, physicians must attend an Accredited Training Course and pass the National Registry Certification Test. Completion of this accredited National Registry provider training course qualifies licensed DCs, MDs, DOs, PAs, and APNs 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.
TeamCME is a National Registry Training Organization accredited by the Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE), Provider Number 251. Promulgated by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, PACE is listed on the NRCME website as a Nationally Recognized Accrediting Organization for Accredited National Registry training courses. All those that complete this course will receive a PACE accreditation Certificate of Completion.
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National Registry Accepted Health Care Professions
Becoming a Certified Medical Examiner in the National Registry includes, but is not limited to: MDs, DOs, DCs, APNs, PAs. Chiropractic physicians can perform the DOT physicals in all states* except in Washington, Virginia, New York and Michigan. Naturopathic physicians from a very small number of states such as Oregon and Washington may become certified in the National Registry. The Podiatry profession is currently under review for acceptance into the National Registry program. No other professions have been recognized as acceptable at this time. Inclusion into the National Registry program is dependent on the ability to perform physical exams according to state scope of practice. Contact your state licensing 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:
- Dr. Megehee started performing DOT physicals in 1992, right after DCs were allowed into the DOT Medical Examiner program.
- Dr. Megehee was the first DC to be selected as a WalMart Distribution Center Medical Director for Walmart drivers.
- 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. He was asked and submitted content for the proposed FMCSA National Registry Medical Examiner Handbook.
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!
- 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)
- On your personal homepage, under Purchase Courses, click on the link for Online Courses
- Use the Topic Filter and Select: Accredited Training for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
- Select the Accredited Training for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 301 - 304 course for 12 hours.
- NOTE: If you are a DC in MO you will need to purchase the modules individually
Here is what to do:
- Login to OnlineCE.com and register for the training courses
- Register at the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) at http://nrcme.fmcsa.dot.gov/. Once registered, you will receive a unique identification number.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Tell me about the National Test?
- There are 200 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).
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, 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 and Physicians Assistants
This course allows the Medical Physician, Doctors of Osteopathy and Physicians Assistant to take the federal examination to become a Certified Medical Examiner. However, at this time, we are not offering CE hours for relicensure.