To qualify for a Commercial Driver License (CDL) or Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) you must undergo a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examination performed in accordance with 49 CFR §391.41 and 49 CFR §391.43. The medical examination may only be performed by a medical examiner listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
The Medical Examiner will provide you with a Medical Examiner's Certificate.
- If your exam was performed on or after April 20, 2016, make sure Form MCSA-5876 is printed on the certificate.
- If your exam was performed on or after October 27, 2016, make sure Form MCSA-5876, an OMB number and a form expiration date of August 31, 2018 are printed on the certificate.
Medical Examiner's Certificates are valid for no more than two years. Some medical conditions may require you to have a physical examination more frequently and others may disqualify you from driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).
You must provide a copy of the Medical Examiners Certificate to DMV before original issuance of a CDL or CLP. You must keep a valid certificate on file with DMV to maintain valid commercial driving privileges. You must submit a copy of a new Medical Examiner's Certificate to DMV before the previous certificate expires. It may take up to 10 business days for your medical certificate to be entered onto your driving record.
The copy of the Medical Examiner's Certificate must be complete and legible. It is very important that you follow the instructions for submitting your certificate.
Email to DSMEC@odot.state.or.us.
Please add your name and driver license number to the email.
Fax to 503-945-5329.
Please include a copy of the front of your driver license or write your name and license number legibly somewhere on the fax.
DMV Driver Safety - CDL Medical Certification
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
Please include a copy of the front of your driver license or write your name and license number legibly on a separate piece of paper enclosed in the mailing.
In person at a DMV office.