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Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Exam

Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Exam

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Medical Unit (MU) offers the State of California Certification Examination for Qualified Medical Evaluators (QMEs). The QME exam is designed to demonstrate the competence of a physician in evaluating medical issues in the workers' compensation system and to evaluate competency with respect to current California Workers' Compensation System terminology, laws, rules, regulations, and medical-legal procedures.

For all general questions about the testing process, please visit the Qualified Medical Evaluator page on the DWC website.

All examination centers where the QME exam is administered are equipped to provide access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and every reasonable accommodation will be made in meeting a candidate’s needs. If you require a special accommodation and have not requested one during the application process, please contact the DWC. Please note that all Special Examination Arrangement requests must be made at the time of application.

Examination Requirements

All candidates must create a new Pearson VUE web account, username, and password to schedule an examination. The First Name and Last Name that you use to create your account must match EXACTLY the First Name and Last Name on the ID that is presented on test day. Please note that before you can schedule your examination, you must submit a completed original Application for Appointment as Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME Form 100) as well as a completed Registration Form (QME Form 102). Please send all documentation/fees required to the DWC at the address listed on the Registration Form.

Last updated 2021-08-27