DMV changes requirements for physicians giving medical examinations

April 04, 2013
Area(s) of Interest: Licensing & Regulatory Issues 

Beginning May 21, 2014, physicians who give medical examinations for the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) need to complete a federal accredited training and pass a certification test to continue to perform physical qualification examinations for truck and bus drivers. Only accredited physicians listed as medical examiners on the national Registry of Certified Medical Examiners will be able to perform medical examination reports for the DMV.

To become a certified medical examiner, a physician needs to register online at https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov, complete accredited training and pass a standardized certification test.

For more details about the new California requirement, visit www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/dl/dl51.htm.

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