• Protecting the Health and Safety of our

    Nation’s Commercial Drivers

    CDME Center

  • Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center 

    NRCME Training — ACOEM is listed as an Accredited Training Organization for the NRCME

    Led by Dr. Hartenbaum and her faculty for more than a decade, the highly successful Commercial Driver Medical Examiner (CDME) course has been expanded to include required details about the FMCSA, how to complete the medical form, and components of the physical examination. Upon satisfactory completion of this course, those eligible to serve as examiners would be prepared and able to sit for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) certification examination.

    The CDME course assumes participants have had extensive medical training which should have included training in taking medical histories, conducting physical examinations, and determining differential diagnosis, treatment, and medical management.

    Online Training

    ACOEM’s CDME on-line training program is offered in nine modules that will prepare you for the NRCME certification examination. 

    In this May 17, 2012 webinar on FMCSA's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), Dr. Natalie Hartenbaum explains the requirements, process, and timeline for being listed on the National Registry. Differences between the proposed rule and the final rule are also discussed.
    Includes Q&A. 


    ACOEM has developed a variety of training opportunities for medical examiners who wish to be listed on the FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). To keep informed of these opportunities, and to receive other information in the area of commercial driver medical examinations, please register now.

    Commercial driver medical examiners (CDMEs) play a vital role in promoting the safety of America's roadways by ensuring that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators are physically qualified to drive. Examiners may be physicians or other health care provider licensed by their state practice act to perform examinations.