NWHSU logo DOT Drug Testing and Alcohol Screening Training Course and/or DOT Physical Exam Training for NRCME
Program Details

On Saturday, you and/or your CA/Staff can train to perform DOT Alcohol Screening and Drug Testing services which enables you to immediately provide these new services in your practice.

On Sunday, prepare yourself for the newly created Federal Motor Carrier's Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). Doctors of chiropractic and other licensed health professionals interested in conducting DOT Physical Exams need to complete training and pass the certification exam at an approved testing center.  Once you pass the certification exam you will be added to the registry.  For details visit https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov.

You can be assured that we prepared our course curriculum well to accurately address all topics required to prepare you for the NRCME certification exam. Some of these topics include:

  • FMCSA overview; legislation that affects DOT examinations
  • Role of the medical examiner; DOt medical exam requirements
  • Factors that affect commercial drivers
  • Proper driver identification and medical history
  • Educating drivers about wellness, prescriptions and OTC medications
  • Additional diagnostic testing requirements; referral recommendations
  • Proper FMCSA reporting and documentation
  • Medical exam certificate qualifications

About the Certification Exam to get on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to perform DOT Physical Exams

Choose from the following three national testing centers to find a location near you.

PSI Services http://nrcme.psiexams.com.

Comira www.comiratesting.com/usdot-nrcme

Prometric www.prometric.com

To be eligible to take the exam you must:

  • Be licensed, certified or registered in accordance with applicable State laws and regulations to perform physical examinations;
  • Register to become a medical examiner; and
  • Complete our training

Be sure to take the following with you to the test center:

  • Valid photo ID;
  • Valid license to practice in your healthcare profession;
  • Certificate of completion of training provided by NwHSU
  • National Registry Number

Other Resources:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Website: www.fmcsa.dot.gov
Medical Review Board Website: www.mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov

Compliance with FMCSA's Training Curriculum
Our DOT Physical exam seminar conforms to FMCSA's training curriculum modules and topics on regulations and guidelines for conducting CMV driver medical examinations. FMCSA regulations and guidelines are reviewed regularly, and the training is updated as required.

Recertification - every 5 years
It will be online, and offered by the FSCMA. We have not received a time line from them about when it will be available. They have promised to make extensions for everyone who needs one. We will update this page when we get more details.

Call us at 952-885-5446 to sign up for the class
or visit our Distance Learning Course Catalog to take it online

About the Instructors

Elizabeth L. Auppl is the Executive Director and a Board of Director member of the International Academy of Chiropractic Occupational Health Consultants (IACOHC). Ms. Auppl has invested two decades of service to the advancement of the Chiropractic profession in the specialty field of occupational health and applied ergonomics. She is a small business owner, whose business it is to promote 'Maximized Human and Organizational Potential' for her clients.

Ms. Auppl is a faculty person for the Postgraduate Occupational Health & Applied Ergonomics Diplomate program for Northwestern Health Sciences University and has presented for various chiropractic entities around the nation.

She also serves as the Executive Advisor to the American Chiropractic Association's Council on Occupational Health, and recently was awarded by the Council with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to the advancement of the chiropractic profession in the occupational health arena.

Ms. Auppl is a Certified Emergency Management Director by the State of Minnesota and works with emergency management agencies in Steele County in a variety of capacities. She is a certified crisis response team member and is working to complete requirements for certification as a Field Traumatologist through the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. 



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