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DOT Medical Card Information


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

You may also contact the Division of Motor Vehicles at 907-269-5551 or visit our website 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:

  • Engaged in interstate commerce and subject to Part 391 requirements; or
  • Engaged in interstate commerce and excepted from Part 391 requirements; or
  • Engaged in intrastate commerce and subject to State requirements; or
  • Engaged in intrastate commerce and  excepted from state requirements

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.

All CDL drivers must be in compliance by January 30, 2014
or their CDL privileges will be cancelled.

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).

Commercial Driver Medical & Self-Certifying Verification Form (Form 413)

You may provide the required form(s) to DMV using any of the following methods:

  • Hand deliver to your local DMV office.
  • E-Mail a scanned copy to:
  • Mail to:    

    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.


Medical Report:  DOT FORMS

FMCSA New Medical Certification Requirements
A Guide for Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Holders
General Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 

Federal Website

REV.  08/26/11