Alabama CDL Requirements
All Alabama CDL holders are required to certify the type of commercial operation they’re engaged in.
If you choose Non-Excepted Interstate, you must, in addition to a completed self-certified application, provide the DPS with a Federal DOT medical certificate.
Failure to submit the required forms to the Alabama Department of Public Safety will result in the cancellation of your commercial driver license.
Submitting your Medical Certificate to Alabama DPS
Submit the following two documents:
- Commercial Driver License Self Certification Affidavit – download the form here from Alabama Department of Public Safety.
- Copy of your valid DOT medical card (Medical card only, not the long form.) Enlarge the copy to ensure that all information is legible.
Alabama Department of Public Safety
Driver License Division
P.O. Box 1471
Montgomery, AL 36102-1471
Or you can submit your self-certification certificate online:
It may take up to 10 business days for medical information to be posted from the time it is received by Public Safety.
If your medical card expires, and you haven’t renewed it, Alabama DPS will notify you that you are no longer medically certified to operate a CMV in non-excepted Interstate commerce. If a current medical examiners certificate and if applicable the variance (waiver) is not received within 45 days all your CDL privileges will be removed from your license.
Link for Alabama CDL Self Certification Frequently Asked Questions
More Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Information Updates – JANUARY 2015 –
Pertaining To ALL STATES
MEDICAL EXAMINERS MUST CONTINUE TO ISSUE MEDICAL CERTIFICATES TO ALL DRIVERS
The FMCSA has requested that all medical examiners continue providing drivers with a paper copy of the medical certificate so that Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders can provide a copy to the State licensing agency, and the non-CDL drivers can provide the documentation to their employers and Federal and State enforcement officials.
The Agency is currently completing efforts to put into place an electronic system to enable medical examiners to transmit the medical certificate information from the National Registry system to the State licensing agencies. However, until that system is completed, medical examiners must continue to issue paper copies of the medical certificates to drivers who pass the medical exam.
ALL DRIVERS MUST CONTINUE TO CARRY A PAPER COPY OF THEIR MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
Commercial Drivers – You still need to carry a paper copy of your medical card, until FMCSA announces that this is no longer necessary.
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