The National Registry was developed to improve highway safety and driver health by requiring that medical examiners be trained and certified to determine effectively whether a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver’s health meets FMCSA standards. This supports FMCSA’s goal to improve safety and reduce fatalities on our Nation’s highways. Testing and training organizations play a vital role in achieving this goal by educating medical examiners about FMCSA medical standards for CMV drivers, and enhancing their understanding of the mental and physical demands of operating a CMV to help determine if a driver can safely handle these demands.
Currently all interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are required to have a valid medical certificate signed by a healthcare provider. The only change created by the implementation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is that, within 2 years of the rule's effective date, all CMV drivers must be examined by a ME who is listed on the National Registry.
The National Registry provides CMV drivers and carriers with a convenient list of medical examiners in their area who have been certified as having the knowledge to determine if a driver can safely handle the medical demands of driving a CMV.
Certified medical examiners will begin to be listed on the National Registry within 4 months of the publication of the rule.
Additional information and updates for CMV drivers and carriers will be posted here as they become available.
4 months after the rule is published, drivers may search for certified medical examiners by entering search criteria in the fields below.
*This information was provided by:
US Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
National Registry of Certified Medical Providers