More than 30,000 medical professional are now trained, certified, and listed on the National Registry to be able to perform physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, a new requirement that went into effect May 1, 2014.
This training is the first step to becoming a Certified Medical Examiner
The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED), through its partnership with the Montana Medical Association and Financial Education and Development, Inc., continues to offer this training to both members and non-members.
The online training, which includes nine modules that are 40-90 minutes each, has been approved for Category 1 CME Credits. Participants have unlimited 24/7 access from their computer, laptop, or mobile device, as well as the ability to start and pause training according to their schedule.
Member cost with CME — $435
Member cost without CME — $385
Non-member cost with CME — $585
Non-member cost without CME — $535
After completing the training, you must also pass the certification test to be listed on the National Registry. If you fail the test, you must wait at least 30 days before taking it again. This online training program has a 99 percent pass rate for the national exam.
Your certification will expire 10 years from the issue date, and you will be required to complete periodic training every five years and recertification every 10 years.
Here is a step-by-step checklist for obtaining CDL medical examiner certification that providers may find helpful.
Once you are added to the registry, you also must comply with several administrative requirements. Read more about the requirements to become a certified medical examiner. All of these requirements are outlined in further detail in the FAQs developed by the National Registry.
|Check out what medical professionals who have gone through the training have said:
“Excellent course, feel much more informed and better prepared to administer DOT examinations.”
“The course was informative. I liked being able to complete at my own pace, adapt to work schedule.”
“Excellent program, very comprehensive.”