By May 21, 2014, all certified medical examiners must be on the National
Registry database, and drivers must obtain a medical examination from a
Health care professionals who perform medical examinations
for interstate truck and bus drivers must be trained, tested, and
certified on the specific physical qualifications that affect a driver’s
ability to safely operate the vehicle.
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National
Registry) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
It requires all medical examiners (MEs) who wish to
perform physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle
(CMV) drivers to be
trained and certified in FMCSA physical qualification
standards. Medical examiners who have completed the training and
the test are included in an online directory on the
National Registry website.