DOT Certification Process

DOT Certification Process at L.A. Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers maintain a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) form to drive. As part of the physical, drivers are required to fill out the medical history portion of the Medical Examination Report (MER) Form MCSA-5875 pages 1 and 2.

When you arrive to L.A. Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine, you will be greeted by the front desk. They will give you the Medical Examination Report Form (AKA “long form”) to fill out.

Our medical staff will then do a vision test, a whisper hearing test, and a urinalysis (not a drug test). The Certified Medical Examiner will do a physical examination. A DOT physical must be conducted by a licensed Medical Examiner listed on the FMCSA National Registry.

A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner's certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.

If the medical examiner finds that the person he/she examined is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), the medical examiner will furnish one copy of the Medical Examination Report Form with results to the person who was examined and complete a Medical Examiner's Certificate.

Walk-ins are welcome! We have lower wait times and free parking! 

Get in touch.

Dr. Quesada Abel R. Quesada M.D. Certified Medical Examiner at L.A. Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine

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