If you are an interstate commercial vehicle (CMV) driver, you are already required to have a valid medical certificate signed by a medical examiner.
Under new legislation that created the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, the only change is that you will need to go to a
certified medical examiner –
one who has been trained and tested on FMCSA regulations and the physical demands of your job.
After March, 2014 all U.S. Department of Transportation medical examinations must be done by certified medical examiners.
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (the National Registry) will provide CMV drivers and carriers with a convenient list of medical examiners in their
area who have been certified as having the ability determine if a driver can safely handle the mental and physical demand of driving a CMV. When the National Registry
program is completely implemented in March, 2014, FMCSA will require that all interstate CMV drivers obtain their medical certificates from a medical examiner listed on the National Registry.
Certified medical examiners will be listed on the National Registry beginning in May, 2012.
Additional information and updates for CMV drivers and carriers will be posted here as they become available.