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CDL SELF-CERTIFICATION AND MEDICAL EXAMINER’S CERTIFICATE REPORTING

“Compliance is easy”

 

Starting January 30, 2012 and no later than January 30, 2014, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will implement new federal regulations that require all CDL holders and applicants to certify the type of driving they do, and require interstate CDL holders that carry a Medical Examiner’s Certificate to give the Bureau of Motor Vehicles a copy of their certificate.

These new regulations DO NOT change who has to obtain a CDL or who has to obtain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate. They only require two things:

  1. All CDL holders must complete the self-certification form and provide the DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate (a copy is acceptable), if required, by January 30, 2014. If you renew or change your CDL before Jan. 30, 2014, you will be asked to comply at the time of the renewal or change.
  2. Drivers that certify to non-excepted interstate or non-excepted intrastate driving must give the Bureau of Motor Vehicles a copy of their Medical Examiner's Certificate, and must keep that certificate current.

WHEN DO I NEED TO COMPLY?

All CDL holders must complete the self-certification form and provide the DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate (a copy is acceptable), if required, by Jan. 30, 2014. If you renew or change your CDL before Jan. 30, 2014, you will be asked to comply at the time of the renewal or change.

WHAT IF I DO NOT RENEW OR CHANGE MY CDL BEFORE JAN. 30, 2014

You will need to complete the self-certification form and submit the DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate (a copy is acceptable) on or before that date, even though your CDL does not expire until later.  The federal regulations require the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to downgrade your CDL to a noncommercial license if you do not complete the self-certification of type of driving and submit the DOT medical examiner’s certificate, if required, before Jan. 30, 2014.

HOW DO I COMPLY?

Download the self-certification form and submit it, along with your DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate (a copy is acceptable), if required, by any of the following means:

  • Mail to:
    Bureau of Motor Vehicles
    CDL Compliance Unit
    29 State House Station
    Augusta, ME  04333-0029


  • Fax to:  (207) 624-9339

  • E-MAIL:  cdlcompliance.BMV@maine.gov (must be scanned as a word document or pdf)

  • Give to customer service representative in any branch office or mobile unit location.  For a complete list of list of locations visit: http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/locations/index.html

HOW DO I STAY IN COMPLIANCE?

Drivers that are required to submit a Medical Examiner’s Certificate must submit a new certificate (a copy is acceptable) before the previous one expires to stay in compliance and avoid a downgrade of their medical certification status. 

HOW DO I CHANGE MY SELF–CERTIFICATION TO THE TYPE OF DRIVING I DO?

You can change your type of driving at any time by submitting a new self certification form and DOT Medical Certificate, if required.

IF MY CHOSEN MEDICAL EXAMINER DOES NOT HAVE THE APPROPRIATE FORMS, WHERE CAN THEY BE OBTAINED?

The forms are available online at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/medical/medical-examiners-certificate