Training and certification would enhance the medical examiner’s ability to determine
if a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver can safely handle the mental
and physical demands of driving a CMV. The following activities are underway to
develop specifications for medical examiner training and certification.
FMCSA Medical Examiner Handbook
Driver medical fitness for duty is a critical element of the FMCSA safety program.
Our Medical Examiner Handbook provides information and guidance to the medical examiner
who performs the CMV driver medical examination.
The first few chapters of the handbook are complete and can be accessed from the
FMCSA Medical Examiner Handbook homepage.
Role Delineation Study
FMCSA has completed a Role Delineation Study (RDS). The results provide a blueprint
for the medical examiner certification test and are being used by subject matter
experts to assist in the development of core curriculum specifications for medical
examiner training. A variety of methods were used to complete the study, including
a literature review, direct observations of CMV driver physical examinations, a
national survey of medical examiners, and medical examiner expert Working Integrated
Product Team (WIPT) meetings.
The National Role Delineation Study of FMCSA Medical Examiners (DOT Library Call
Number: CD-ROM RA 1063.4 .N38 2007):
Click here to download the full report from the DOT Library
The Certification Test and Education WIPTs are assisting FMCSA with the development
of the medical examiner certification test and core curriculum specifications for
medical examiner training. For more information about these WIPTs, please view the
Certification Test WIPT
Related Federal Register Notices
Additional information and updates on training and certification will be posted
here as they become available.