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The Division of Workers’ Compensation is now accepting applications for the Qualified Medical Evaluator examination set for October 18.

The Application for Appointment as QME and all required documentation must be reviewed and approved by the DWC before a physician can be registered for the exam, (Title 8, California Code of Regulations §§10, 11). The application must be postmarked by September 11, 2014, in order to qualify for this exam. Qualified registrants will receive by e-mail/mail, a confirmation letter along with a Candidate Information Booklet.

Physicians who wish to take the exam on October 18, 2014, must submit a completed original Application for Appointment as Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME Form 100, Rev.10/2013)  Physicians who submitted an Application for Appointment as a QME form 100, (rev 10/2013), for the last exam April 12, 2014, are not required to submit another application, but must send all other documentation/fee required and Registration for the QME Competency Examination (QME Form 102, Rev. 2/09).

All physicians are required to pay a non-refundable/non-rollover $125.00 fee to sit for any upcoming QME examination. (Title 8, California Code of Regulations § 11(f)(2)). Before appointment as QME, the physician shall complete a 12 hour course in disability evaluation report writing, approved by the Administrative Director. (Labor Code § 139.2)