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Medical Certification of Commercial Drivers

Credit(s): 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Course Number: 1715
Original Program Date: November 14, 2013
Access: Available until November 14, 2016
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  • Starting on May 21, 2014, only physicians who have had specific training, have passed the Federal Medical Examiners Certification Examination, and are listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners will be allowed to perform Department of Transportation examinations. The registry will be an online-accessible database, and the primary source for commercial drivers and their employers when they look for Medical Examiners to provide their medical clearance.  This course provides physicians with the prerequisite training required to sit for the Federal Medical Examiners Certification Examination.


    Released: 11.14.13

    Expires: 11.14.16


    Course Objectives:

    At the end of this session, each attendee should be able to:

    1. Familiarize examiners with FMCSA regulations and recommendations.

    2. Provide examiners with the knowledge to perform competent evaluations, including the accurate completion of the Medical Examination Report and the Medical Examiners Certificate. 

    3. Provide examiners with the knowledge and resources to obtain authoritative guidance when needed.

    Each module has additional objectives listed


    Target Audience:

    This program is designed for all Physicians and other interested medical professionals


    Faculty and Planner Disclosures:

    Forrest A. Pommerenke, MD, MPH has No Relevant financial relationships; Does not anticipate discussing unlabeled uses or investigational products.


    The following planners have no relevant financial relationships:

    Forrest Pommerenke, MD, MPH; John Saunders, MD, MRO; Thomas Gibbons, MD, MBA; Gregory Squires, MD; Jennifer Root, MD; Wendy Cornett, MD; Robert Milling, MD; Sami Elhassani, MD; Charlotte Lindler, MD; Gary Goforth, MD; Baxter McLendon, MD; Tara Stewart & Sharron Kelley


    Commercial Support Disclosure:

    There was no commercial support received for this Enduring material.


    To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ you must complete the following:

    • Take the Pre-Test

    • Read each module in its entirety

    • You must correctly answer 75% of the final exam post-test questions.

    • Complete the evaluation form.


    Refund Policy

    Once the pre-test has been completed, no refunds will be made.


    Hardware/Software Requirements:

    • Windows: X86 or x64 (64-bit mode support for IE only) 1.6-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM, sound card and speakers. Internet Explorer 7+, Google Chrome 12+, and Firefox 3.6+

    • Mac: a Mac running Mac OS 10.4.11+ (Browsers must be in 32-bit mode), an Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM, sound capabilities, and Safari 5.1+, Google Chrome 16.0+.


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    Bibliographic Resources:

    See each module for additional resources


    10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™   This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the South Carolina Medical Association and the UCI Medical Affiliates. The South Carolina Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) designates enduring material for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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