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Release Number: 2021-75
Date: July 15, 2021

DWC Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Examination on October 16-23

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is now accepting applications for the Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) examination for October 2021. The examination will be held from October 16-23, 2021.

DWC will offer in-person computer-based testing (CBT) for the examination using Pearson VUE. Candidates will be notified of the registration and scheduling process and can schedule the exam at any available Pearson VUE testing center during the testing window.

DWC will no longer offer in-person paper examinations.
QMEs are independent physicians certified by the DWC Medical Unit to conduct medical evaluations of injured workers. The application and Registration packet for the QME exam can be downloaded from the DWC website. Applicants may also contact the Medical Unit at 510-286-3700 to request an application via U.S. mail, email, or fax. The deadline for filing the exam applications is September 2, 2021No applications will be accepted after this postmarked date. For more information, contact the Medical Unit at 510-286-3700 or by email at QMETest@dir.ca.gov.