Medical Card Self-Certification Reminder!!
Do you have a CDL? Do you operate in Interstate Commerce? Then this applies to you….
The FMCSA is enacting new Medical Certification Requirements for all CDL holders. This process which began in January of 2012 requires when you apply for a CDL, renew a CDL, apply for a higher class of CDL, apply for a new endorsement on a CDL; or Transfer a CDL from another state– to complete a self-certification documenting that you have a valid medical card. This self-certification may require you to submit to your State Driver’s License Agency a copy of your current medical card.
If you are an existing CDL holder who does not have a license renewal, upgrade, or transfer between January 30, 2012 and January 30, 2014 you are responsible for providing your State Driver’s License Agency with your self-certification of operating status by January 30, 2014. If you are an interstate driver, you will need to provide a copy of your current Medical Examiners Certificate. As a CDL holder, you should receive notification from the state you are licensed in with specific instructions on how to submit this information to your state license center.
The goal of this program is to link your medical certificate directly to your CDL, so that you will no longer need to carry your medical card while driving. For more information visit: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration-licensing/cdl/faqs.aspx