The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the agency overseeing standards for testing and licensing of commercial motor vehicle drivers including:

  • Interstate carriers of commerce supplies and hazardous materials
  • Interstate private motor carriers transporting passengers

In addition to rigorous training, individuals who wish to become interstate Commercial Motor Vehicle drivers must be seen by a “Certified Medical Examiner”.

ALL Medical Examiners must be CERTIFIED and listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. 

To become certified and listed on the National Registry, all healthcare providers who perform physical exams and issue medical certificates for CMV drivers are required to:

  • Complete an accredited certification training
  • Pass an exam
  • Register on the National Registry System

Download a  reference sheet:
Becoming a Certified Medical Examiner (PDF)

Watch the Orientation video:
Becoming a Certified Medical Examiner (below)


Find Accredited Training Organizations:

Within Washington 

Group Health Cooperative
Continuing Medical Education – CWB-3
201 16th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112

Yakima Worker Care, PLLC
409 S. 12th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902
Phone: 509-575-2949

Yakima Worker Care Home Study Course
This course is 90 percent home study, which allows you to work on your own schedule. In addition to the home study, participants will complete a self-assessment quiz and single mandatory telephone training.
More information

Online Courses

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Training

25 Northwest Point Blvd.
Suite 700
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone 847-818-1800

Online Training

Live Courses (one-day intensives):

National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners
18445 Hwy. 105 W., Suite 102-121
Montgomery, TX 77356
Phone: 281-583-4900
Contact: Peter Van Beek

NRCME Training Online, LLC
P.O. Box 2015
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (888) 852-7729
Contact: Tanesha Owens

NRCME Plus+© Online Training Systems
2700 Corporate Drive
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35242
Phone: 800-633-4743

Find a Certified Testing Facility:

PSI Services LLC – (800) 733-9267

Testing sites in Washington:

  • Bellevue
  • Burlington
  • Everett
  • Federal Way
  • Olympia
  • Spokane
  • Tacoma
  • Vancouver
  • Yakima

For more detailed directions, click here and select Washington in the dropdown menu.