Breaking News: FMCSA Will Audit Certified Medical Examiners

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  • 26 December 2023
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will launch a performance monitoring and auditing program in 2024 to assess certified medical examiners who provide commercial motor vehicle driver exams. Examiners who are found to be out of compliance with regulations may be removed from the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners.

Medical examiners are expected to comply with 11 specific regulatory requirements, including timely submission of records and exam results, completion of mandatory refresher training courses and tests, and correcting errors received for applicants and license holders. Initially the program will focus on examiners who have not completed 10-year periodic training and/or passed a 10-year certification test by the Dec. 31, 2023, deadline. Later in 2024 the FMCSA plans to begin taking action to remove medical examiners from the registry for non-compliance with all requirements.

Visit the FMCSA National Registry Resource Center and scroll down to email notifications to learn more.