Effective May 21, 2014, interstate commercial vehicle (CMV) drivers can no longer get a valid medical certificate from just any healthcare provider. Instead, CMV driver examinations may only be completed by Certified Medical Examiners. The Medical Examiner will determine that the driver examined is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle in accordance with the physical qualification standards. If the candidate meets all standards, the Medical Examiner will complete and provide the driver with a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876. The Medical Examiner will keep a copy of the Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876 on file for at least 3 years.
All interstate CMV drivers must have a physical examination at least every 2 years; however, the medical examiner may determine that you need more frequent examinations (for example, annually or every 6 months). The National Registry program does not change how often you need to obtain a medical examination; it only requires that you go to a certified medical examiners (MEs) listed on FMCSA’s National Registry.
CDL Medical Exams in New Jersey
At Atlantic Medicine and Wellness, we are able to provide CDL Medical Exams in New Jersey, among many other services. Dr. Shannon Rittberg is a Certified Medical Examiner, able to perform the required examinations and complete required documentation.
Before you come in for your examination, be sure to have the following items:
- Current valid driver’s license
- Corrective eyewear/contact lenses, if applicable
- List of all medications and supplements taken
- A completed Examination Report Form MCSA-5876 (DOWNLOAD HERE)