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  • Protecting the Health and Safety of our

    Nation’s Commercial Drivers

    CDME Center

  • Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center 

    Enrollment for National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Opened August 20, 2012

    Medical examiners can enroll with the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners which enables you to create an account in the Registry system and receive your unique identifier number. Although you need not complete training prior to registering, registration is necessary before actually taking the certification test. Registration for medical examiners is available at

    NRCME Training — ACOEM is listed as an Accredited Training Organization for the NRCME

    Led by Dr. Hartenbaum and her faculty for more than a decade, the highly successful Commercial Driver Medical Examiner (CDME) course has been expanded to include required details about the FMCSA, how to complete the medical form, and components of the physical examination. Upon satisfactory completion of this course, those eligible to serve as examiners would be prepared and able to sit for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) certification examination.

    The CDME course assumes participants have had extensive medical training which should have included training in taking medical histories, conducting physical examinations, and determining differential diagnosis, treatment, and medical management.

    In-Person Training

    ACOEM offers intensive 1-day training courses, accompanied by 8-10 hours of pre-read material. View our current schedule for the Commercial Driver Medical Examiner course. 

    Online Training

    ACOEM’s CDME on-line training program is offered in nine modules that will prepare you for the NRCME certification examination. 

    In this May 17 webinar on FMCSA's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), Dr. Natalie Hartenbaum explains the requirements, process, and timeline for being listed on the National Registry. Differences between the proposed rule and the final rule are also discussed.
    Includes Q&A. 


    ACOEM has developed a variety of training opportunities for medical examiners who wish to be listed on the FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). To keep informed of these opportunities, and to receive other information in the area of commercial driver medical examinations, please register now.

    Commercial driver medical examiners (CDMEs) play a vital role in promoting the safety of America's roadways by ensuring that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators are physically qualified to drive. Examiners may be physicians or other health care provider licensed by their state practice act to perform examinations.

    NRCME Final Rule Published — Effective Date May 21, 2012

    FMCSA has released the final rule establishing the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). The rule, which became effective May 21, 2012, is posted on the FMCSA web site and published in the April 20 issue of the Federal Register. Here are some important links:

    Additional information regarding the NRCME will be posted within ACOEM's CDME Center as it becomes available. Check back frequently to stay up to date and to view ACOEM’s CDME course schedule to fulfill requirements for training.