Effective May 21, 2014:
CMV drivers must obtain medical certificates from certified medical examiners listed on the National Registry
- Drivers are required to obtain physical examinations and a medical examiner’s certificate from a certified medical examiner listed on the National Registry.
- Interstate CMV drivers can find certified medical examiners in their area, or anywhere in the country, on the National Registry website.
- Drivers will still receive a medical certificate from the medical examiner after passing their examination; however, medical certificates will now include the certified medical examiner’s National Registry Number.
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 here: https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/Drivers.seam