5 Year Medical Examiner Refresher Training

To maintain your certification as a Medical Examiner listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, you are required to participate in periodic training offered by FMCSA no sooner than 4 years and no later than 5 years after the date of your certification by FMCSA. However, FMCSA acknowledges that there have been delays in releasing the training to Medical Examiners. Due to these delays, FMCSA previously notified MEs that the Agency will not take action against affected MEs for noncompliance with the regulations for not completing the training within the five-year time frame and would provide adequate time for the training to be completed once released. The periodic training is now being made available to all certified MEs that are either currently due or past due.

The periodic training is available through your National Registry account and must be completed by no later than December 31, 2022. Please log into your National Registry account and select Periodic Training Due from the menu options to access the periodic training. Once on the periodic training screen, follow the instructions to download, complete, and certify that you have completed the periodic training. To receive credit for completion of the periodic training, you must print the certification of completion, enter you name, sign and date, scan and save a copy on your computer for upload to your National Registry account. You must then return to your National Registry account, select the periodic training menu item, upload your certificate of completion, and click “Certify Completion of Periodic Training.” Please be sure to retain a copy of your certificate of completion for your records. If you fail to complete the periodic training as scheduled, you will no longer be certified to perform physical qualification examinations of CMV drivers, and you will no longer be listed as examiner certified Medical Examiner on the National Registry.

Please contact the National Registry Technical Support Help Desk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (617) 494-3003 if you have questions regarding the periodic training.

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