IMA Education Series
The IMA's Education Series has a full schedule of sessions in 2018. Plan to attend these informative sessions on a variety of topics.
2018 Schedule and Registration Form
Idaho Medical Association Now Offers Convenient CDL-CME Training from the Comfort of Your Home or Office
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), requiring all health care professionals who conduct physical examinations of interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers to:
- complete training that is accredited by a nationally recognized medical profession accrediting organization to provide continuing education units and meets the FMCSA standards;
- pass a certification exam to demonstrate that the medical examiner is qualified and competent to conduct physical examinations of drivers who wish to obtain their interstate Commercial Driver’s License (CDL); and once the exam is passed register on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME)
- maintain competence by periodic training and testing.
There’s much confusion in the industry about the process for becoming a CDL Certified Medical Examiner. In order to streamline the process and improve understanding, we have developed two resources.
The Checklist guides physicians through the certification process and provides information on the reporting and recordkeeping process once they are certified.
The FAQ provides answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the new federal requirement.
In response to this new federal requirement, the Idaho Medical Association is now a registered NRCME training provider for medical professionals seeking to be listed on the National Registry website. IMA’s online training course is designed to meet the core curriculum requirements for medical examiners. Upon completing the training, you will be prepared and qualified to take the NRCME certification exam.
There are training courses available from various organizations; however, IMA has eliminated the need to research all available programs before you decide. IMA’s course is 100 percent online (conducted at your own pace) with the option to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (approved for 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™). Other non-member health care professionals may also enroll in our training course; however, IMA members receive a discounted rate.
View training details.