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FMCSA Working to Restore National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports it is working to develop a manual process while its online system, the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners, is inoperative.

The National Registry website went offline in early December. It was temporarily restored and, following a high volume of results submissions from medical examiners, “crashed” again this week. The registry lists health care professionals who are qualified to perform commercial driver medical exams.

The agency posted the following message:

  1. Drivers: FMCSA is currently working to develop a manual process for access to the National Registry. We suggest that you contact your health care professional directly to verify if they are certified and listed on the National Registry. Each Certified Medical Examiner on the National Registry is provided a certificate from FMCSA confirming their approval to conduct Department of Transportation examinations. This certificate can be used to determine if the individual conducting your exam is approved to do so. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  2. Motor Carriers: FMCSA is currently working to develop a manual process for access to the National Registry. We suggest you hold MECs that need to be verified until the website is once again operational. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  3. State Drivers’ License Agencies: FMCSA is currently working to develop a manual process for access to the National Registry. We suggest you hold Medical Examiners Certificates that need to be verified until the website is once again operational. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  4. Certified Medical Examiners: Certified Medical Examiners are able to continue conducting physical qualification examinations of CMV drivers and issuing paper Medical Examiner’s Certificate, Form MCSA-5876 to qualified drivers. Medical examiners should segregate all examinations completed during the outage and be prepared to upload them to the National Registry system when it is back online with no penalties. All certified MEs will be notified by FMCSA once the system is available. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  5. Test centers: FMCSA is currently working to develop a manual process for access to the National Registry. We suggest you hold all the test results that need to be transmitted until the system is once again operational. We apologize for the inconvenience.