How do I become a DOT certified provider?
Go to the following link to register https://sfm.fmcsa.dot.gov/nrcme/register. Receive welcome email with unique National Registry number. Take and pass the National Registry Medical Examiner certification test. The certification test is offered by the testing organizations provided in the links below.
How long is DOT certification?
A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner’s certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.
What is Nrcme certification?
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) is a Federal program that establishes requirements for healthcare professionals that perform physical qualification examinations and issue medical certificates for truck and bus drivers.
What does a DOT physical consist of?
What Does this Exam Consist of? A DOT Physical evaluates a driver’s vision, blood pressure, and a complete review of their medical history. This can help ensure that a driver does not have certain health conditions and can safely operate a commercial vehicle.
How much is the DOT certification exam?
You will need to attend a course (which can be done online), usually offered by a company other than your employer. These companies can be found through a simple internet search. Once you complete the course material, you will take a certification test. Courses cost between $300 to $500.
What is DOT license?
In short, a DOT license is a license that you need in order to be able to drive a large commercial vehicle. A lot of people might say all you need is a drivers license and a DOT Medical qualification card, in order to drive a CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle) up 26,000 GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating).
Who is exempt from a DOT medical card?
Weighs 10,001 pounds or more. Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more. Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation.
What will make you fail a DOT physical?
There are many reasons a driver may fail the DOT exam, some things are within your control and others are not….Why did I fail?
- High blood pressure.
- Alcoholism or drug use.
- Missing extremities.
- Cardiovascular or respiratory disease.
- Poor eyesight or hearing.
- A nervous or psychiatric disease.
What do I need for Nrcme exam?
Candidates must bring their Certificate of Completion with them the day they sit for the exam, in addition to presenting a valid state issued photo ID and a copy of their current medical license.
What do they check for in a DOT physical urine test?
The medical examiner will take urine samples that test for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine and amphetamines/methamphetamines. What if I fail the drug test? Failing any portion of the DOT physical exam could cause your DOT medical certificate to be denied.
How many times can you take the DOT exam?
A driver must undergo DOT physicals once every 24 months to continue their job operating a commercial vehicle.
Is DOT the same as CDL?
Most Commercial Drivers Require A DOT Physical Of course, there are drivers who drive commercially in a local area and don’t cross state lines. This is true even though not all these drivers are required to hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Therefore, the CDL physical exam is the same as the DOT physical.