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April 04, 2014 13:00 ET

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Approves Prometric as Test Delivery Partner for New Licensing Exam

Computer-Based Test Improves Road Safety by Upholding Federal Standards for Commercial Driver Health

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2014) -  The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) has approved Prometric as a test delivery partner in support of its new highway safety and driver health program. The National Registry, in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), will conduct computer-based testing of medical examiners (MEs) who wish to perform physical examinations to determine if interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers can safely handle the demands of their professions. 

The Complete Guide to Medical Examiner Certification can be found on the National Registry's website, and includes eligibility requirements, test specifications and sample items, training information and other information to assist medical examiners in the certification process.

Medical examiners seeking certification with the National Registry can schedule their exams by visiting Medical examiners who complete training and successfully pass their tests are included in an online directory on the National Registry website.

In August 2005, Congress enacted the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), which authorized FMCSA to establish the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (49 U.S. Code 31149). The National Registry is designed to improve highway safety by producing trained, certified medical examiners who can determine whether a CMV driver meets FMCSA standards and guidelines. 

National Registry objectives include:

  • Improve highway safety;
  • Ensure that medical examiners understand FMCSA medical standards and guidelines and how they apply to interstate CMV drivers;
  • Maintain a training and testing program for medical examiners;
  • Promote public confidence in the quality of the medical examiners who certify CMV drivers; and
  • Establish an online list of certified medical examiners. 

About Prometric
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted and market-leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Committed to a set of values that get the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports candidates worldwide who take close to 10 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less expense.

Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries and on behalf of more than 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. 

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