Chiropractic Works

DOT Medical Exam and Commercial Motor Vehicle Certification

About the Exam

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination must be conducted by a licensed "Medical Examiner" listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry.  The term includes, but is not limited to, doctors of medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced practice nurses (APN), and doctors of chiropractic (DC).

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 results to the person who was examined and complete a Medical Examiner's Certificate.

Dr. Rapoff completed his certification as a Medical Examiner in March of 2016.  When the exam is completed with passing scores, he will issue a DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate.  You can find Dr. Rapoff on the national registry at

The charge for a complete exam with Certificate (if approved by Dr. Rapoff) is $120.00. Payment is required before exam is initiated.  Cash or credit cards are accepted. No walk-ins accepted. Exam is by appointment only.