Beginning May 21, 2014, all commercial drivers license medical certificates issued to interstate commercial vehicle drivers must be issued by physicians or certain other licensed health care professionals listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). This registry is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration program that requires all medical examiners that wish to perform physical examinations for these drivers to be trained and certified in FMCSA physical qualification standards.
The Nevada Trucking Association expects that 90,000 Individuals will require an examination. Unfortunately there are fewer than 65 medical care providers in Nevada that are certified to perform these examinations.
Classes can be completed online and require a certification exam to be administered by an approved testing organization. The course should take 8 hours to complete, and certifications last for ten years as long as a fifth year refresher course is completed. To sign up, or for more information, go to https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/home.seam.