NEW MEDICAL CARD REQUIREMENTS FOR CDL HOLDERS
EFFECTIVE May 21, 2014
A new federal requirement for Commercial Driver License medical cards goes into effect May 21, 2014, and will require that your medical examination be completed by an examiner on the National Registry as established by federal law in 2012.
Information about this program was sent to medical providers across the state. To see if your medical provider has been certified, or for more information about the National Registry please visit http://nrcme.fmcsa.dot.gov.
You may also contact the Division of Motor Vehicles at 907-269-5551 or visit our website http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/akol/cdl.htm for more information.
Please be aware: This does NOT MEAN they need to go and get a new medical card. This is strictly moving forward for drivers obtaining a new medical card after May 21, 2014. Your existing medical information will not be removed, deleted or become unusable and will be valid through the expiration dates that we have on file.
EFFECTIVE January 1st, 2012.
All Commercial Driver License (CDL) applicants must certify with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) whether they are:
All CDL applicants engaged in interstate or intrastate commerce and subject to Part 391 must provide an original or copy of their medical examiner’s certificate to DMV prior to issuance of a CDL (original, duplicate or renewal) beginning January 1, 2012.
Current CDL holders must comply with the certification and medical examiner’s certificate (if applicable) by January 30, 2014.
You can self–certify beginning September 6, 2011 by filling out the self certification form at the link below and providing a copy of your medical examiner’s certificate (if applicable).
You may provide the required form(s) to DMV using any of the following methods:
ADS - Medical
1300 W Benson Blvd, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99503-3689
DMV cannot accept faxed copies.
If you have any questions on the new procedures, please call Anchorage Driver Services at 907-269-3770.
CDL MEDICAL CARD & VISION REQUIRMENTS
Medical Report: DOT FORMS
Vision requirements for a CDL are 20/40 or better. If you do not meet the requirements, you may be eligible for a waiver for INTRASTATE, ONLY. Vision Waiver Application