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How to Become a Qualified Medical Evaluator

Qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) are qualified physicians who are certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation – Medical Unit to examine injured workers to evaluate disability and write medical-legal reports. The reports are used to determine an injured worker’s eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits. QMEs include medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, doctors of chiropractic, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, psychologists and acupuncturists.

Steps to become a QME in the State of California: 
Step 1: Pass the QME Competency Exam offered by the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC).  This exam is offered twice per year (April and October)
 Step 2: Complete a 12-hour QME report writing course (requirement to become QME) from an approved DWC education provider.
Step 3: Finalize the application for QME appointment

Ready to get started? Give us a call at 888-853-7944 or request to join our QME network online.

Our highly experienced QME consultants will review everything you need to know to become a successful QME.

Benefits of Working With California Medical Evaluators

1. Turnkey QME Practice Management: Everything you need to get started quickly and efficiently.

2. Education & Mentorship: As a newly appointed QME, you need extra support when getting started.  We offer a industry leading QME Starter Package, designed specifically for you.

3. Advanced Data Analytics & Strategy: We constantly analyze DWC data looking for trends and opportunities to improve your practice.

4. Sophisticated Marketing/Promotion: We have the Marketing expertise that is focused on building your personal brand in the med-legal market.


California Medical Evaluators is the TOP choice for newly appointed QMEs (we have the data to prove it!).