August 14, 2011 — The final rule for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) was sent to Department of Transporation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood on Aug. 1. The DOT review process for such a rule typically follows a four-month timetable. This suggests that the DOT will release its certification rule by mid-December, and then it will become effective mid-January.
Healthcare providers interested in becoming certified medical examiners for the DOT and evaluating commercial drivers will be required to attend an “accredited” training course·and pass a certification test.·Starting in 2012, accredited training will be available at ACA/TeamCME conventions every month in various cities·across the United States.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is currently offering a DOT exam training class on Aug. 26-27 at the Embassy Suites in Philadelphia. Obtain the tools and resources required to pass the DOT exam, and establish yourself as “the go-to DOT examiner” in your area. For course details and registration information, click here.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org