NRCME and Online Training System

Online, modular program that meets and exceeds the core curriculum requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for DOT examiners.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

495.0000
SKU: NRCME

What's changed?

A new federal ruling requires that healthcare professionals performing physical exams on commercial motor vehicle drivers must now have National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) certification. In order to receive certification, you must complete training and pass a federal certification test to meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) guidelines.

Why is this a great opportunity for you?

With an estimated 7 million to 14 million commercial drivers coupled with legislation requiring every state to track and electronically tie the medical exam to the Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the number of exams performed is expected to increase exponentially. Use this new requirement to retain your position as a DOT examiner in your community or to expand your practice base as a newly certified DOT examiner.

What is the NRCME Plus Online Training System®?

NRCME Plus Online Training System® provides healthcare providers – MDs, DOs, DCs, NPs/APNs, and PAs – the knowledge to become a certified medical examiner and apply the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) driver physical qualifications standards and guidelines. This training program is 100% online in a self-guided module format that is mobile device ready, does not require audio or flash, and is equipped with auto-save features to set your place if your training is interrupted.

Why choose Oakstone’s training program?

NRCME Plus Online Training System® is the only NRCME training on the market that:

  • Includes unlimited access to training and no expiration date or time period to complete your training
  • Offers a Q&A deck with 550+ practice questions to help you assess your knowledge
  • Offers an online resource library with valuable information to support and supplement your training and to provide a continuing reference throughout your service as a certified medical examiner

Additionally, NRCME Plus Online Training System® was developed by 1 of the 10 original consultants who convened in Washington, DC to develop the FMCSA guidelines. And, 95% of those who complete our training pass the certification test the first time.

View Our Program, Certification FAQs and Accreditation information.

Quick Facts

Earn up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1
Credits

Earn up to 12 contact hours of American Association of Nurse Practitioners-approved CEUs

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME

Earn up to 12 PACE-certified CEUs in accepting states

Training course is mobile device ready

Unlimited training access

Unlimited access to online resource library with conference guidelines, forms and waiver packages

550+ practice exam questions

Self-guided format in 27 modules

Immediately print your certificate of completion

NRCME Plus Online Training System is an online, modular program that meets and exceeds the core curriculum requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for DOT examiners.

NRCME Plus Online Training System can be completed in the comfort of your own home or office, on your schedule.

Training can be completed in about 12 hours.

Our NRCME program has over 1,000 slides and 27 training modules. Each module highlights one element of the FMCSA core curriculum.

Our program also includes access to our online resource library for conference guidelines, forms, waiver packets, and lists of federally prohibited medications for commercial drivers.

NRCME Plus Online Training System includes a pretest to evaluate basic pre-training competencies and a post-training test to see if you're ready for the formal exam. Every module has a post module quiz to test you on the most important concepts.

After completing our training, you will be issued a certificate that qualifies you to sit for the Federal Registry examination at select testing centers throughout the country.

The 27 program modules include:

  • Pretest to evaluate your base level of knowledge
  • Comprehensive introduction to the National Registry program
  • Rules, regulations, discretionary vs. on-discretionary standards and resources (3 modules)
  • Hearing module
  • Vision module
  • Respiratory module
  • Neurological module
  • Hypertension module
  • Cardiovascular modules (5 modules)
  • Psychological module
  • Medical modules (2 modules)
  • Vascular disease module
  • Diabetes module
  • Musculo-skeletal module
  • Scenario module designed to give you typical and atypical driver presentations, with a thorough review of all proper application of standards and recommendations
  • Post-test - 40 questions covering learned material

Once all modules and this post-test have been completed, you will be awarded the certificate authorizing you to sit for the FMCSA Examination.

Who is Eligible to Become a Certified Medical Examiner?

  • All healthcare professionals (HCPs) whose scope of practice authorizes them to perform physical exams, as defined by the state in which they practice
  • Examples - NPs, MDs, DOs, DCs, PAs, and APNs

How does an Eligible HCP Become a Certified Medical Examiner?

  • Maintain a valid State license to conduct physical exams
  • Complete required training on FMCSA's physical qualification standards - e.g., NRCME Plus Online Training System
  • Register on FMCSA's National Registry website at https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/ to create an account
  • Pass the FMCSA medical examiner certification test
  • Complete refresher training every 5 years and FMCSA recertification testing every 10 years

When should an Eligible HCP Become a Certified Medical Examiner?

HCPs who establish themselves early may gain a competitive edge. HCPs who are among the first to become a certified medical examiner have the opportunity to command more business. Experience practice growth and expand patient bases ahead of others that will be offering this vital public service.

Accreditation

NRCME Plus Online Training System strives to serve the entire continuum of healthcare providers seeking training for medical examiner certification. We have been awarded accreditation in multiple provider categories including ACCME, AANP and PACE. Accreditation is included with training registration and there are no additional fees to claim credit.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)  through the joint providership of Oakstone Publishing, LLC and NRCME Training System, LLC. Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Reviewed for Rerelease: March 23, 2016
Date of Original Release: May 21, 2012
Date of Credit Termination: December 31, 2017

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP): This program is approved for 12.0 contact hours of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1510434. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Reviewed for Rerelease: December 8, 2015
Date of Original Release: May 21, 2012
Date of Credit Termination: December 31, 2017

Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE): This program has been certified by PACE for 12 CEU’s in accepting states. PACE serves the Chiropractic profession.

Reviewed for Rerelease: March 23, 2016
Date of Original Release: July 1, 2013
Date of Credit Termination: December 31, 2017

Learning Objectives:

After successful completion of this CME activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Apply the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) driver physical qualification regulations and advisory criteria to pass the FMCSA certification test for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME)
  • Apply the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) driver physical qualification regulations and advisory criteria when performing examinations for CMV drivers and determining medical certification
  • Gain specific guidance and understand sources of information for questions on CMV examinations and requisite documentation necessary for such exams

Intended Audience:

Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, Doctors of Chiropractic, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Advanced Practice Nurses, who are specifically interested in performing CMV driver physical exams and obtaining NRCME certification.

Full Training Program (includes Q&A Deck)

Includes access to online course modules, supplementary online resource library and online practice exam questions.

Q&A Deck

Includes access to online practice exam questions only.

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