School Finance


New Regulations Regarding Medical Examiner Certificates for Bus Drivers

Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:41 am

Beginning May 21, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is requiring that all interstate/intrastate commercial motor vehicle (CDL) holders may only have their medical certification or recertification performed by a licensed Ph.D. that is on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry).

The National Registry ensures that all licensed Ph.D.’s who conduct driver medical certifications have been trained in FMCSA physical qualifications standards and guidelines (49 CFR 390.103).

For more information regarding the new requirement, please click on the following link:  http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/rulemakings/final/National-Registry-of-Certified-Medical-Examiners.pdf

The directory of qualified medical examiners can be accessed at the following link:  https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/home.seam

School bus drivers must hold a valid CDL, first aid, and medical certificate in order for a district to receive transportation reimbursement.

For more information, contact Donell Rosenthal, (406) 444-3024