Dr. Wallentine is registered through the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to perform DOT Physical Exams
REGISTRY # 7632643901 1
The National Registry of Certified
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
(National Registry) is a Federal program that establishes
requirements for healthcare professionals that perform
physical qualification examinations for truck and bus drivers.
To become a certified medical examiner (ME) and be listed on the National Registry, healthcare professionals must complete training and testing on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) physical qualificationsstandards and guidelines.
The National Registry
Ensures that medical examiners sufficiently understand how FMCSA medical regulations and related guidance apply to CMV drivers.
Was created to enhance CMV driver health and reduce highway crashes. Information from NTSB crash investigations indicates that improper medical certification of CMV drivers with serious disqualifying medical conditions has directly contributed to fatal and injury crashes.
The National Registry is effective 30 days after
publication with a compliance date of 2 years from
the effective date.
Two years from the effective date, all interstate
CMV drivers must have their physical examination
performed by a certified medical examiner listed on
the National Registry.
Impact on Medical Examiners
Medical examiners that currently perform or wish to
perform physical examinations for interstate CMV
drivers must complete training about FMCSA’s physical
qualifications regulations and advisory criteria, and pass
a certification test to be listed on the National Registry.
Medical examiners that pass the certification test will
receive a certificate as proof of successful completion of
the certification test.
Certified medical examiners will be listed in an onlineregistry.
Two years from the effective date, only certified
medical examiners are allowed to perform CMV driver
Only those driver certificates issued by medical
examiners listed on the National Registry will be
considered valid by FMCSA.
Once certified, medical examiners must comply
with training, testing, and FMCSA administrative
requirements to maintain a listing on the National
Medical examiners must take refresher training every
5 years and take the certification test every 10 years to
maintain their certification.