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Most Requested Pages

  • National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
  • Medical Requirements for Drivers
  • Applications & Forms
  • Medical Examiners
  • FMCSA Information and Forms :
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    Annual & Brake Inspector Cert

    Annual Vehicle Inspection Report

    Application with Pre-Employment Drug Testing Question


    Background Check

    Certification of Violation & Annual Review

    Compliance Review Areas

    Crash File Checklist

    Crash File Contents

    Crash Register

    Data Sheet

    DOT Post-Accident Testing

    Driver File Checklist - with state notification program

    Driver File Checklist- without state notification program

    Driver Qualification Information

    Drivers Vehicle Inspection Report

    ELD Review Checklist

    Failure to Test

    Materials of Trade Brochure

    Missing Note

    Pre-Trip Inspection Procedure

    Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

    Road Test Detailed

    Road Test Simple

    Vehicle ID & Inspection

Most Requested Documents

 Do I Need a D.O.T. Exam?

Question One

*Question: What if I work for a city or state agency but also plow in the winter for a contractor in my town?

*Answer: In this case, you would need to have a medical certificate if you are operating a commercial vehicle over 10,000 lbs. Also, drivers transporting 15 or more passengers or carrying placarded hazardous materials, regardless of vehicle size, are required to carry a DOT medical certificate.

Question Two

*Question I'm not currently driving a CDL vehicle or employed as a CDL driver. Do I still need to self-certify?

*Answer: Yes, if you would like to keep your CDL, you must self-certify. Otherwise, you may choose to downgrade to a Class D license. Drivers cannot keep a CDL without self-certifying.


*Question: What if I fail to provide the required information?

*Answer: Failure to self-certify and provide a copy of your medical certificate, if you require one, by January 30, will result in the downgrading of your commercial driver license (CDL).

If you are a Class A, B or C Learner's Permit holder your permit will be deleted upon self-certification expiration. You will be required to reapply for a Commercial Learner's Permit. All associated fees and testing requirements will apply.

Driver Information :

Drivers and employers should pay particular attention to the conditions below that may exclude drivers from certification or require intermittent medical monitoring. Assembling the necessary documentation in advance of the exam can save drivers and employers considerable time and money. These are the most common health problems associated with DOT medical certification or recertification that require documentation during the DOT exam to help expedite certification.

History of Asthma / COPD

If you have a history of lung disease (asthma or COPD) or have symptoms of shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, wheezing, or drivers over the age of 35 who smoke, you will need spirometry. You can arrange to have this done at your doctor’s office or occupational medicine clinic.

Sleep Apnea

A letter from the doctor treating for the sleep apnea stating that your current CPAP treatment is effectively controlling your sleep apnea

Documentation that verifies your equipment (CPAP machine) is operating effectively and shows that you are compliant with the use of the CPAP (smart card printout)


A letter from the doctor treating you for stating you are being treated for diabetes is required. A list of the medications you are taking and that the medications are tolerated and would not interfere with the ability to drive must also be provided. The frequency of your glucose control and efficacy of treatment monitoring must be documented, along with verification that you have had no severe hypoglycemic reactions in the last 12 months. The date and results of your last hemoglobin A1C level must be provided. Any complications from diabetes (example: renal, cardiovascular or neurological concerns) must be documented. Diabetic on insulin is unless you have a federal diabetes waiver.

A letter from your eye doctor or the doctor treating you for your diabetes must state the date of your last eye exam and that there is no retinopathy. Unstable proliferative or unstable non-proliferative retinopathy is disqualifying.

If you are on incretin mimetic treatment, such as Byetta (exenatide) or Bydureon (exenatide extended-release), a letter from your doctor prescribing this medication describing your tolerance to the medication is required. How frequently you are monitored for adequate blood glucose control and of treatment must also be documented.

Cardiovascular Disease

History of heart attack, angina, or post-PCI: You will need a letter from your cardiologist stating that you are cleared to drive a commercial motor vehicle with no restrictions. DOT requires an exercise stress test every 2 years. You will need to bring a copy of the stress test results to your exam. If the above has occurred in the past year, a copy of the most recent Echocardiogram is also required.

History of cardiac bypass surgery:

A letter is required from you cardiologist stating that you are cleared to drive a commercial motor vehicle with no restrictions. After 5 years from the will need a yearly exercise stress test. Please bring the stress test results to the DOT exam. If the bypass surgery is within the past year, a copy of your most recent echocardiogram will be required.

Anticoagulant Therapy

If you are taking warfarin for cardiovascular disease, please bring a copy of the most recent INR results to your DOT exam.

Anticonvulsant Medication

If you a (gabapentin), or other seizure medication for other than a seizure disorder (example: chronic pain or migraine prophylaxis), bring a letter from the doctor prescribing the medication stating that the medication is not being prescribed for seizure. Also, if you are experiencing side effects, the letter must state that the side effects would not interfere with driving a commercial motor vehicle.

Histories Requiring Limited Certification (one year or less):

High blood pressure, Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Surgeries.

Medications Requiring Limited Certification (one year or less):

Lithium, Byetta, Provigil, Warfarin (cardiovascular disease)


Pristiq, Cymbalta, Effexor, Effexor XR, Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, Prozac Weekly, Sarafem, Paxil, Paxil CR, Zoloft


Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Saphris, Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis, Seroquel, Seroquel XR, Risperdal, Risperdal M-Tabs, Geodon, Symbyax, Nardil, ESAM, Parnate

Note: The medications listed above require a safety letter from the driver’s Primary Medical Provider indicating the prescribed medication is tolerated and no side effects interfere with driving a commercial motor vehicle.

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