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The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) was developed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to improve highway safety and driver health by requiring that medical examiners be trained and certified to effectively provide Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exams for Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers. The National Registry program requires that medical examiners performing CMV driver examinations be trained and certified.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) CMV Medical Examiner training course is designed to ensure that health care providers — such as nurse practitioners (NPs) and other advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), physician assistants (PAs), medical doctors (MDs), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) and Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) — are educated on the core curriculum established by the FMCSA in preparation to sit for the NRCME Certification examination.
The course can be completed online and is divided into 12 subject modules. The course takes the typical participant approximately 5.5 hours to complete. After completing the training, participants can print their certificate, register with the NRCME and sit for the certification examination.
AANP’s CMV 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. This course was last updated on June 17, 2019.
Download the CMV Medical Examiner Training Program 2019 brochure for more information about this course.