Sunday, March 3, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Creighton Medical School Ballroom

FMCSA/NRCME Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Training Course

This course has been designed to meet the standards for the medical examiner training in accordance with the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

This course will cover core competency areas designated by NRCME, specifically designed for family physicians, NP’s and PA’s. This course assumes a prior mastery and skill set in the basics of history and physical examination techniques. Upon successful completion of the course, Medical Examiner candidates should be prepared to take the FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners certification examination.

All Medical Examiners who conduct physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers must be trained, tested, and certified to be on the FMCSA National Registry. As of May 21, 2014, drivers may only obtain DOT physicals from examiners who are on the FMCSA National Registry.

NOTE: To be eligible to sit for the FMCSA National Registry examination, Medical Examiners must obtain training from an organization that is CME accredited to provide health care professional training. Please note that the AzAFP is offering only the training course. Those taking the course will receive verification of training allowing you to register for the Federal exam. For complete instructions on registering with the NRCME as an examiner, and finding a testing location, please go to this website:

After successful completion of this training program, you may register for your NRCME number on the above website, and after successful completion of the exam you will be listed as an NRCME examiner in the National FMCSA Registry.


Doug Martin, MD, is a native of Louisville, Nebraska where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with Highest Distinction in 1987 from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He went on to attend the University of Nebraska Medical Center receiving the Doctor of Medicine degree with Distinction in 1991.

Dr. Martin completed his family medicine residency in Davenport, Iowa. He was awarded the Mead-Johnson Award for Graduate Education in Family Medicine, given to the top twenty family medicine residents in the nation. Dr. Martin went on to complete a Mini-Residency in Occupational Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.

After serving as Medical Director for UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Occupational Medicine for 25 years, he now is the CNOS Occupational Medicine Medical Director practicing in Dakota Dunes, SD. Much of his practice is related to musculoskeletal medicine.

Dr. Martin has served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (now known as the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators) and is a Past President. He is a Past President of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians and the IAFP Foundation. While Foundation President, he was involved in the finalization of the Iowa Rural Health Loan Repayment Program, a combined public-private endeavor. He was given the AADEP President’s Award for Volunteer Service four different years and Freeman Award as Outstanding Educator in 2005, and the organization’s first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. He was given the Janet M Wee Award by the IAFP for outstanding contributions to the organization. He is also currently on the Board of Directors of the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA), serving as vice-chairman.

He has served AADEP and ACOEM on their respective Education Committee and Council on Education. He was appointed to the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Education and Subcommittee on Graduate Curriculum in 2018 and served as the Chair of the SGC. Having been on 7 different ACCME reaccreditation teams, he is highly involved in the planning and improvement of CME activities on a large scale. Dr. Martin has introduced varied teaching methods to many organizations, incorporating case-based educational tools and game show activities as an alternative to the typical didactic lecture formats.

He served on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Certification Work Integrated Product Team, a multi-disciplinary committee who was charged with creating the certification examination for providers who perform commercial driver medical examinations (DOT physicals).

He is an accomplished author, having written several articles for the MRO Update newsletter and penned chapters for several AMA books. As well as the lead author and editor of multiple other projects. He has received numerous awards at the state level and at the local level, he serves voluntarily as the Superintendent of the Union County (SD) Board of Public Health and as the Medical Director for the Dakota Valley Emergency Services District. Dr. Martin is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, Certified Independent Medical Examiner, Certified Medical Review Officer, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, Immigration Civil Surgeon, an arbitration examiner for the Nebraska Worker’s Compensation Court, and a Social Security Disability Examiner for Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. He currently resides in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota with his wife Janet, and he has four adult children.