INPE's NRCME Training Available

INPE's online NRCME Training Course was most recently completly updated March 2016.

Register now.  Prepare to qualify as an NRCME Medical Examiner Certification to conduct CMV exams.


Registration fee is $260.   Credit: 7.5 contact hours; 100% online course and resources.


The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) establishes requirements for the performance of physical examinations for truck and bus drivers by licensed healthcare professionals.   Only healthcare professionals who have completed the necessary training and passed NRCME's certification test are allowed to issue medical certificates to commercial motor vehicle drivers.

 "The NRCME Course offered by INPE was thorough and informative. I passed the exam without difficulty and would recommend this course for anyone who wants to obtain certification."         LC, NP, Suffern, NY

 "The NRCME Course prepared me to pass the DOT physical exam.  The content was relevant to the exam and the process of doing the physicals. Thanks for offering this course. "         AG, MD, Chicago, IL

"The DOT training course was very thorough and well put together. The questions at the end of each module helped summarize the course content. The course content also helped to stimulate critical thinking necessary when evaluating CMV drivers. Overall, the course content was excellent!"         NA, NP, Tampa, FL

INPE's NRCME Training Course prepares healthcare providers with the knowledge needed to successfully complete the mandatory NRCME certification test.  The course online course is delivered through 6 course modules.  In addition to the lectures, printable handouts, additional videos, and lists of recommended NRCME and FMCSA resources are included.  Quizzes validate successful course completion and a sample test-bank of 180 itemsis also offered to help learners study and prepare for the NRCME test.

If interested in learning how to schedule a "live" training program for your organization, please complete the "contact INPE" form on left menu.

The INPE Online NRCME Training is 100% online, convenient, user-friendly, and affordable.  On completion, learners will be able to meet the following objectives:

    • Perform driver certification examinations in accordance with FMCSA physical qualification requirements and medical guidelines.
    • Apply knowledge of FMCSA's driver essential job functions, physical qualification standards and advisory criteria to findings gathered during the driver's medical examination.
    • Document with accuracy the medical history and physical examination findings on the Medical Examination Report and the Driver's Medical Certification Card certifying a driver for an appropriate interval.
    • Describe the physical and mental qualification requirements for commercial drivers using the 13 standards and Medical Expert Panel Guidance materials to determine driver medical fitness for duty.
    • Discuss the process for the FMCSA Waiver, Exemption, and the Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certification Programs for commercial drivers who cannot otherwise qualify to drive.
    • Promote health and wellness strategies to reduce potential risk to public safety for the CMV driver.

To qualify as a NRCME medical examiner:

      1. Register for the INPE NRCME Training Course on INPE's CE Center.
      2. Complete the Training Course, receiving the required certificate of completion immediately after passing the final quiz.
      3. Register on NRCME's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners site and obtain a registry number.
      4. Locate and register with your preferred testing center, scheduling to take the test.
      5. Continue studying to ensure successful test completion.
      6. Successfully pass the exam.

The first course module will explain the steps listed above, guiding you through the NRCME registration process and demonstrating how to locate your nearest testing location.

Direct URL to the INPE CECenter is: and the course landing page can be found directly on the following URL:  

Step-by-step CECenter registration instructions depicted HERE.


Accreditation:  This program is designated for 6.6 contact hours of NP CE credit by the Institute for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, an AANP Approved Provider.  The course is designed to prepare learners to serve as certified medical examiners under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations' (FMCSA) NRCME program. The course presents the NRCME mandated core curriculum, using examples to illustrate recommendations and driver presentations.  This program is valid through  3/31/2018. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.

INPE is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 130325.

 FMCSA Medical Examiner Handbook 2014