When a CMV operator meets medical qualifications, with or without waivers, exemptions or skills performance evaluations (SPEs), a Medical Examiner's Certificate must be issued. Federal rules and state law compel states to disqualify commercial driver license (CDL) and commercial permit holders who do not submit current, complete and legible Medical Examiner's Certificates to their state licensing agency.
DMV must manually enter all the information shown on the Medical Examiner's Certificate into a database that is accessible to other state licensing agencies and law enforcement. It is imperative, therefore, that the Medical Examiner's Certificate DMV receives is fully legible and properly completed. Otherwise we cannot process the document and driver’s commercial driving privileges may be cancelled.
Drivers began submitting copies of the Medical Examiner's Certificates to DMV towards the end of 2011 and we have noted a large number that are missing information, improperly completed or not entirely legible. Some of the problems are due to the quality of the copies produced during completion.
If you complete a Medical Examiner's Certificate that was obtained from a commercial supplier, such as J.J. Keller or Willamette Traffic Bureau, please make sure any copy that may be sent to DMV is fully legible and properly completed.
Medical Examiner's Certificates issued on or after May 21, 2014 will not be accepted without the examiners National Registry number.