ACOEM - Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Training Schedule

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Newswise — The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), a leading provider of medical programs geared toward occupational and environmental medicine health professionals, has announced its schedule of in-person and on-line training for commercial driver medical examiners (CDMEs). These courses meet Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) training requirements for examiners who wish to be listed on FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME).

The National Registry is a new FMCSA program that requires all medical examiners who wish to perform physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to be trained and certified in FMCSA physical qualification standards. Only medical examiners who complete the training and successfully pass the test will be included in an on-line National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). After May 21, 2014, only those medical examiners who are listed on the NRCME will be able to perform CMV driver examinations.

ACOEM has long been concerned about the process for determining the medical fitness of commercial motor vehicle operators and has offered its renowned Commercial Driver Medical Examiner training course since 2000. Led by experts in transportation medicine, this ACCME-accredited course has been updated to meet the FMCSA training requirements and the College is listed as an “Accredited Training Organization” for the NRCME. Upon satisfactory completion of this course, those eligible to serve as examiners will be prepared and able to sit for the NRCME certification examination... Continue reading.