CDL Evaluations

Public Safety Medical provides CDL examinations to our public safety clients. These services are not available to the public.

Department of Transportation (DOT) Evaluations

DOT logoThe Department of Transportation has six entities which are required to have alcohol and drug testing programs.  These entities are 1) The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA);  2) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); 3) The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA);  4)  The Federal Transit Administration (FTA);  5)  The United States Coast Guard (USCG);  and 6) The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

The purpose of these programs is the protection of public safety.  The Federal Regulations may vary among these six entities.  Employees whose jobs are regulated by the DOT are required to submit to various types of alcohol or drug tests:  random, post-accident, pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty.  Public Safety Medical can provide these services for our client departments.

Please click here if you’d like to speak with a Public Safety Medical representative about our CDL services.

Federal Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Exam

National Registry of certified medical examiners logoIn April of 2012, the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established a new rule in the National Registry, that all medical examiners who conduct physical examinations for commercial motor vehicle drivers must meet the following standards:

  • Maintain a valid state license to conduct medical examinations
  • Complete the required training on FMCSA’s physical qualifications
  • Pass the federal FMCSA Medical Examiner Certification Test to demonstrate knowledge of FMCSA’s physical qualification standards
  • Complete refresher training every 5 years and recertification every 10 years

As of May 21, 2014, all medical certificates must be issued from medical examiners listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME).

All of Public Safety Medical’s medical examiners have received this certification.  To view the national registry, click here.

To schedule a CDL evaluation at Public Safety Medical, please click here.