Certification: Medical Examiner Certification

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The Medical Examiner Certification was developed to certify medical examiners who can determine whether a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver meets Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) standards and guidelines. Candidates must be an advanced practice nurse, doctor of chiropractic, doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, physician assistant, or other medical professional authorized by applicable State laws and regulations to perform physical examinations and must complete training that reviews FMCSA-specific knowledge about CMV drivers and the physical and mental demands of their job. Candidates must pass a written examination.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 5 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?

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The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.