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 Pertaining To ALL STATES
The deadline for Commercial Driver Self-Certification is still January 30, 2014.
This is the deadline date for commercial drivers to have filed documents with their State Driver Licensing Agency (SDLA):
- Your self-certification affidavit declaring which commercial category you drive.
- Depending on the category you certify – A copy of your current medical card (and any applicable variance documents).
Drivers who have not completed this requirement by the deadline will be downgraded to non-commercial, Class D privileges only.
Drivers, you still need to carry a paper copy of your medical card, until 2015.
The reason for SDLAs collecting this information is so that it will be stored in the Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS) online database. Once this process is complete, drivers will no longer have to carry a paper copy of their medical card.
SDLAs are behind in setting up this database, and on January 10, 2014, FMCSA pushed the State Agencies reporting deadline to January 30, 2015.
Important Notes For Commercial Drivers:
This does not change your self-certification deadline. You must still get your documents in by January 30, 2014.
You still need to carry a paper copy of your medical card, until 2015.
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