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    NRCME Certification for DOT Medical examiners


    University Services
    Office of CME
    2837 Southampton Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
    215-637-6800 or


    Release Date: June 26, 2015
    Expiration Date: June 26, 2018

    Statement of Need

    Based on NTSB investigations of accidents involving drivers with serious medical conditions, the Safety Board has determined that serious flaws exist in the medical certification process for commercial vehicle drivers. Flaws in the certification process can lead to increased highway fatalities and injuries for commercial vehicle drivers, their passengers, and the motoring public.

    Many drivers whose occupations and serious medical conditions are known to their employers, health care providers, and others are never reported to the appropriate motor vehicle licensing authorities, thereby potentially endangering the drivers themselves and others.

    FMCSA developed the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners final rule as part of the agency’s commitment to enhancing the medical oversight of interstate drivers, and preventing commercial vehicle-related crashes, injuries and fatalities. The final rule addresses four NTSB recommendations on a comprehensive medical oversight program for interstate drivers including mandatory training for examiners to improve the overall quality and thoroughness of the driver physical examination.

    Educational Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
    Outline the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) driver fitness requirements and how they affect the physical examination and subsequent driver certification status.

    Demonstrate the ability to perform a more thorough and accurate examination in compliance with federal D.O.T. regulations, therefore lowering the potential for serious accident or injury resulting from a driver who was not medically qualified to drive.

    Demonstrate knowledge of FMCSA’s driver physical qualifications standards and advisory criteria to findings gathered during the driver’s medical examination; and make sound determinations of the driver’s medical and physical qualifications for safely operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. Students will also have the required FMCSA medical examination report forms, appropriate methods for recording the medical examination findings and the rationale for certification decisions.

    Generate sound determinations and consider potential risk to public safety and the driver’s medical and physical qualifications to drive safely when issuing a Medical Examiner’s Certificate, when to qualify/disqualify the driver and how to determine the expiration date of the certificate.

    Summarize the FMCSA physical examination requirements and advisory criteria in relationship to conducting the driver’s physical examination of all body systems. Differentiate FMCSA diagnostic testing requirements and the medical examiner’s ability to request further testing and evaluation by a specialist. Explain and educate drivers about medications and non-disqualifying medical conditions that require remedial care.

    Prepare the application to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) and request permission to sit for the NRCME certification examination.

    Target Audience

    Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopath, Doctors of Chiropractic, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

    Course Format

    The course will be delivered in an on-line video format.

    Estimated time for Completion

    Approximately 18 hours of instruction with additional quizzes, final exam and print out literature.

    Accreditation Statement

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of University Services and National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners. University Services is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

    Credit Designation

    University Services designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18 credit hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

    Method of Participation

    To receive CME credit(s), the participant should complete all 14 modules and successfully pass the final examination. If the student fails to complete the final exam successfully he/she will be able to take the exam as many time as is necessary to achieve a passing grade.
    At the conclusion of this activity, the participants are required to complete an activity evaluation in order to receive a CME certificate.

    A passing score of 70{3d01e940a0a4fc0b54f127f5869c3d6b2b15f90b5dffa0fa8ec4b9091f6135cc} will be required.

    Once registered, the student will have one year to complete the course and return to it for review purposes.


    Lawrence Earl, M.D.
    Medical Director, NADME
    18445 Hwy. 105 W.
    Suite 102-121
    Montgomery, TX. 77356
    Peter Van Beek, M.S.
    President, NADME
    18445 Hwy. 105 W.
    Suite 102-121
    Montgomery, TX. 77356

    Disclosure Statements

    It is the policy of University Services, Office of CME to insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its individually or jointly sponsored educational programs. All faculty, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouses or immediate family members are expected to disclose to the participants any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter. Faculty is also required to disclose plans to present any unapproved or investigative uses of commercial products or devices.
    Lawrence Earl, M.D. and Peter Van Beek, M.S. has reported no real or apparent conflict of interest in relation to this educational activity and do not plan to present any unapproved/investigative uses of commercial products or devices.
    The planning committee for this activity has reported no real or apparent conflict of interest or other relationships related to the content of this presentation.

    Commercial Support

    There has been no commercial support awarded for this activity.

    CME Provider Contact Information

    University Services
    Office of CME
    2837 Southampton Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
    215-637-6800 or

    Software Requirements

    You’ll need a computer with Internet access to take our course, but it doesn’t need to be yours.
    You can use a computer at a friend’s home, at work, at school, or at the public library.
    You can log on to the course from any computer with Internet access.
    The hardware and software requirements are simple. You’ll need a computer with a standard Web browser. If you don’t have flash player installed on your computer you will need to download the free software to view the videos.
    High speed connection is recommended due to the video. Broadband wireless will usually work but some of the videos may load slower.
    Hardware/ Software Needed
    Minimum System Requirements
    200 MHz Processor
    128 Megabytes of Memory
    56k Modem or faster
    Speakers & Sound Card
    A mouse or other pointing device
    800 x 600 screen resolution
    Minimum Browser Requirements
    Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
    Windows Media Player 9 or newer
    It is your responsibility to ensure that the computer you are using meets these minimum requirements. If it doesn’t you may still be able to take the course but we don’t offer any support if you have problems.

    Course Fee: $349
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    Fully Accredited — 18 hours of CME category 1 AMA/PRA Credit(s)™
    Completely Online — Self-Paced
    Unlimited Access to Train
    Immediate Course Access upon Registration
    Includes: All Course Student Downloads & Reference Material
    14 Hours of Comprehensive Instruction
    14 Modules including HD Video, Professional Narration, Graphics and Photos
    Over 430+ Practice Exam Questions – Printable
    Email Assistance Directly from Your Instructor
    Notes Feature: Hand Type Notes, Save and Print
    Approved Certificate of Course Completion
    Point of Contact for NRCME and Certification Testing Locations
    Additional Downloadable Reference Information Including The Medical Examiner
    Handbook and Complete Guide to ME Certification Links

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