Certain drivers are required to get a medical certification by the Department of Transportation (DOT), this is especially true of those who drive buses, commercial vehicles etc. who need to show that they are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to carry out their responsibilities.
Authorized medical professionals including medical doctors, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician's assistant (PAs) can become a DOT medical examiner.
To become a DOT medical examiner a qualified healthcare professional needs to be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). They need to complete the mandated training. They then need to take and pass the National Registry Medical Examiner certification test.
If you are looking for a DOT physical or DOT exam you would need to find a DOT Certified Medical Examiner with the proper certification. Most occupational medicine clinics, urgent care clinics offer this exam. Prognify Urgent Care offers convenient, and affordable DOT testing near you. Please schedule an appointment if you're looking for a DOT physical/DOT exam.