Commercial Driving Physical Exam Certification
DOT Medical Exam and Commercial Motor Vehicle Certification
About the Exam:
A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination must be conducted by a licensed "medical examiner" listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry. The term includes, but is not limited to, doctors of medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced practice nurses (APN), and doctors of chiropractic (DC).
A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner's certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.
If the medical examiner finds that the person he/she examined is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), the medical examiner will furnish one copy of the results to the person who was examined and complete a Medical Examiner's Certificate.
Medical Applications and Forms
Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment Form, MCSA-5870
Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875
Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876
391.41 CMV Driver Medication Form, MCSA-5895 (optional)