Did you know that you are now required to be certified to perform medical examinations for commercial driver’s licenses?
The National Department of Transportation has instituted The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program. It REQUIRES all medical examiners (MEs) who wish to perform physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to be trained and certified in FMCSA physical qualification standards. Effective May 21, 2014, all health care professionals who perform physical examinations and issue medical certificates for CMV drivers will be required to complete accredited training and pass an examination. Physicians maintain certification by completing periodic training every five years and recertify by passing the ME certification exam every 10 years. Arizona has adopted the national standards requiring this certification for ALL CDL exams.
The AzAFP is offering two accredited training programs on Saturday, April 26 and May 17, 2014 at the Desert Willow Conference Center (4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix). After completion of this course there are several testing locations throughout our state and some online options as well to complete the examination. We provide all of the materials and information you need, as well as breakfast, lunch, and snacks!
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