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of new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations that went into effect January 30, 2012, drivers who are renewing, correcting or applying
for an original Commercial Driver License (CDL) must self-certify which type of
commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operation they will perform. The four types are:
- Non-excepted interstate driver
- Excepted interstate driver
- Non-excepted intrastate driver
- Excepted intrastate driver
If you are not sure which type of CMV operation you will perform, please
get confirmation from your employer or prospective employer.
You will lose your privilege to operate a CMV if you fail to provide a
self-certification to the Secretary of State's Office before your CDL expires or
by January 30, 2014, whichever date comes first.
To complete the self-certification process, you may:
- Go Online - visit this link and submit
the requested information online. If medical certification is required, you
will need to scan and upload your medical certification document in a PDF
(preferred) or TIF format; or
- Mail the completed and signed self-certification form and, if required,
a copy of your completed and signed Medical Examiner's Certificate using the
form on the website to:
Michigan Department of State
CDL Help Desk
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918
- Fax the completed and signed self-certification form and, if required,
include a copy of your completed and signed Medical Examiner's Certificate
using the form on the back of this letter to 517-636-4359; or,
- Visit a Secretary of State office to self-certify and present medical
documents if required.
If you self-certify as a non-excepted interstate driver, you must present a
completed and signed Medical Examiner's Certificate, which is also known as a
DOT Medical Card, to the Secretary of State to continue your CDL application.
If you have an FMCSA medical variance, such as an FMCSA waiver letter or
skills performance evaluation, you must present each document at a Secretary of
State office. FMCSA medical variance documents will not be accepted if sent by
mail or fax.
For additional information, visit the links below or call 517-322-5555.
You may obtain the forms for
the physical exam and the Medical Examiner's certificate by using the following
links from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) website.
Your physician must complete and sign the medical examiners certificate and
provide you a copy.
Medical Examiners Certificate
Related links and Documents
> CDL Self
> CDL Manual
> Submit the information online