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Commercial Driver License Medical Certificate

Attention: CDL holders important information about your CDL

In accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations C.F.R. 383.73(o), New Jersey commercial driver license (CDL) holders must submit a valid (non-expired) medical certificate to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). Failure to submit a valid Medical Certificate or a Medical Variance may result in your CDL being disqualified. The DOT Physical and Medical Certificate are available on this website. If your CDL is disqualified, you will not be legally permitted to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).  If your CDL is disqualified, you may also be required to retest prior to reinstatement of your CMV operating privileges.  Federal regulations regarding medical certificates encompass interstate CDL holders subject to 49 C.F.R. 391 et seq. and intrastate CDL holders subject to state regulations.

Every CDL holder licensed in New Jersey must submit a signed CDL Holder Self Certification.  This document is available on this website or at any MVC Agency. If you are a current New Jersey CDL holder do not submit the Self-Certification until you receive a notice in the mail.  Even if you are renewing your CDL, please do not submit the Self Certification at this time until you receive your notice in the mail. If you are an initial, first time NJ CDL applicant, the Self-Certification must be submitted when you receive your CDL. Please carefully review the categories listed and choose the category that best fits your type of driving. If you meet the excepted requirements please check the appropriate box for category 2 or 4.  If you checked box 2 or 4, you will only need to submit the Self-Certification; you need not send a medical certificate or variance. However, if you have a Passenger (P) endorsement, The Motor Vehicle Commission requires ALL P endorsement holders, including government workers, to submit a valid medical certificate in order to maintain the P endorsement on their CDL. N.J.A.C. 13:21-14.5(c) (6) If you checked box 1 or 3, you will need to submit the Self-Certification and valid medical certificate.

The MVC must receive your Self-Certification and medical certificate, or variance to update the federal commercial driver license system. Failure to do so may affect your ability to renew your CDL, or your CDL may be disqualified, resulting in the removal of your privilege to operate a CMV.  Incomplete forms or an expired Medical Certificate will not be accepted for compliance.

Should you have any questions related to the completion or submission of required forms, please send questions by email to cdl.unit@dot.state.nj.us  or call the MVC CDL Unit at 609-292-7500 ex 5077.