New CDL Medical Certification Requirements Start January 30, 2012February 6th, 2012
Starting January 30, 2012 and no later than January 30, 2014, all CDL holders must provide information to their state driver licensing agency (SDLA) regarding the type of commercial motor vehicle operation they drive in or expect to drive in with their CDL. Drivers operating in certain types of commerce will be required to submit a current medical examiner’s certificate to their SDLA to obtain a “certified” medical status as part of their driving record. CDL holders required to have a ”certified” medical status who fail to provide and keep up-to-date their medical examiner’s certificate with their SDLA will become ”not-certified” and they may lose their CDL.
For instructions from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website click here.
For specific State by State requirements for drivers and information related to how a State is handling the Medical Certification requirements, and to determine who to contact for additional information, click here.