Medical certificate update

Did you know an important law affecting commercial motor vehicle drivers goes into effect May 21, 2014?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reminds interstate CMV drivers that they will soon be required to have their medical examinations performed by a Certified Medical Examiner listed on the FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

If you’re an interstate CMV driver, you already need a valid medical certificate signed by a medical examiner. The only change is that after May 21, 2014, you’ll need to go to a certified medical examiner for your medical certificate. If you’ve already had an exam and have a current certificate that certificate will be valid until its regular expiration date.

You can find certified medical examiners in your area, or anywhere in the country, by following these steps:

  1. Visit the National Registry Web site and search by Zip Code, State, or examiner name.
  2. Choose a certified medical examiner from the list and call to make an appointment.
  3. If your preferred health care professional isn’t on the list, simply refer him or her to the Certified Medical Examiners page to learn more about getting certified.

Be sure to find a Certified Medical Examiner by May 21st. Find more information in the Fact Sheet for Drivers or by going to the National Registry Web site.

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