The National Registry was developed to improve highway safety and driver health by requiring that
medical examiners be trained and certified to determine effectively whether a
commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver's health meets FMCSA standards. This supports FMCSA's goal to improve
safety and reduce fatalities on our Nation's highways.
Testing and training organizations
play a vital role in achieving this goal by educating medical examiners about
FMCSA medical standards for CMV drivers, and enhancing their
understanding of the mental and physical demands of operating a CMV to help
determine if a driver can safely handle these demands.
Training Organization Criteria
To be eligible to provide medical examiner training, organizations must:
- Be accredited by a nationally recognized medical profession accrediting organization to provide continuing education
- Meet the current core curriculum specifications established by FMCSA for medical examiner training
- Provide training participants with proof of participation
- Provide FMCSA point of contact information to training participants
about how to become a National Registry Training Organization.
Testing organizations that wish to be listed on
the National Registry must:
- Meet federally defined criteria
- Submit documented policies and procedures to FMCSA
- Apply to be a test delivery organization for the National Registry
- Agree to initial security site visit and future FMCSA reviews
Learn more about
how to become an FMCSA-approved Testing
Organization listed on the National Registry.