Are there any other requirements that MEs must adhere to after they are added to the National Registry?
Yes, MEs also have to comply with the following administrative requirements as of May 21, 2014: Submit Form MCSA-5850 for each driver examined electronically every month via the National Registry website. If no exams were performed during the month, that … Continue reading
What will MEs be required to do after they are added to the National Registry?
After a ME is certified to be on the National Registry, the ME must apply the qualifications standards consistently and uniformly during the physical examination of drivers. Each certified ME listed on the National Registry will also be required to … Continue reading
How will the FMCSA certification test be administered?
The testing organizations may administer the certification test at a testing facility where ME candidates can take the certification test using test booklets and test forms, or using computer terminals. Alternatively, the testing organization may provide an on-line testing option … Continue reading
If a ME attended a medical examiner training course prior to the publication of the rule, does that qualify me to take the certification test?
Yes, provided (1) the curriculum for the training course covers all the topics outlined in the final rule, and (2) the training organization must be accredited by a nationally-recognized medical profession accrediting organization that provides continuing medical education units.
Do all MEs have to be certified?
Yes, all MEs who intend to perform physical examinations and issue medical certificates for interstate CMV drivers must complete the mandatory training and testing requirements in the National Registry rule by May 21, 2014.
How long will the ME’s FMCSA certification be valid?
FMCSA will issue a certification document that will expire 10 years from the date of issuance. After the initial training and certification, a ME must complete periodic training every 5 years to refresh the ME’s knowledge of both the medical … Continue reading