Connecticut CDL and DOT Medical Card Requirements

Connecticut CDL Requirements

All Connecticut CDL holders are required to be medically qualified to drive a CMV by the means of a valid DOT medical certificate.

You are required to send to DMV an updated CDL Medical Certification (form R-323) prior to the expiration date.

By Mail:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Driver Services
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161

By Fax:
860-263-5574

 

Self Certification Requirements

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Connecticut DMV is not yet accepting self certifications.

(This information per DMV website August 2013.
We will update this information when the affidavit is available)

UPDATE: November 2013

Connecticut DMV is now accepting self certifications.

Connecticut DMV has added some self-certification information at these links:

http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?Q=534228&A=805

http://www.dmvselfservice.ct.gov/CDLSelfCertiForm.aspx

 

 

Other Contact Information:
Website:  http://www.ct.gov/dmv/

 

Special Information Updates Pertaining To ALL STATES

red1 check26The 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):

  1. Your self-certification affidavit declaring which commercial category you drive.
  2. 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.

red1 check26Drivers, 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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Comments

  1. I received the letter for self-cert from CT-DMV back in Nov 2013. I did what they ask and they also at that time provided a email address to send my medical card . My medical card was renewed in june 2014 but I forgot to send DMV a copy. Now my licence expires soon so I went down to the DMV to renew and they told me that I’m not in their computer as being certified and also it will take up to 10-15 days before they can let me know that they received my medical card. I will not be able to work or drive after the 15 of july. Any suggestion..thank you

  2. my question is that i did the self certification as required by 1/30/13
    my medical card expired and was renewed on the 4/24/14
    what do i need to do now?
    do i need to send in a copy of my new physical card or what do i ned to do?

    • @Steve
      Yes, you need to send new medical card information to DMV prior to the expiration of your current medical card.
      See the information at the top of this page for submitting your new medical certificate.
      Failure to do so will disqualify your CDL.

  3. William F. Heim says:

    I have a CDL Class B Endors: FMP, which expires on 04-30-16. My Medical Examiner’s Certificate expires 03-20-14. Do I need to do anything at this point or can I wait until my March 2014 physical?

    Thank you

  4. I was just checking the site to find a certified doctor on CT. I didn’t see any. I also heard a friend tell me there are no doctors in ct. that are cdl certified.

    • @Tom
      The ruling for commercial drivers to get a medical certificate from a registered CME is only effective 5/21/2014.
      You can still get a medical card from any doctor currently doing DOT physicals.
      See more info on this in our FAQ – FMCSA.

      Doctors are slowly getting CME certification with FMCSA so they will be able to do DOT physicals once this deadline is in effect. There are already a number of CMEs registered in Connecticut. DOTPhysicalDoctors is in contact with doctors to get them on board here, to serve you. Please bookmark this page and visit us again soon.

  5. warren bayreuther says:

    I got to fax a copy ofmy D.o.t. Physical to you. Is all u need is just a copy of the physical? Anything else go with it? Im at work and dont have the letter from the state with me

    • @Warren
      Please note that this is a private website, not affiliated with DMV or any government or state agency. Please check the links above for self-certification and for medical certification requirements for Connecticut.

  6. Don Emanuelson says:

    Thank you for your immediate response to my question. The websites that you added overnight allowed me to complete the self- certification form easily. The “You” that I was referring to was the Conn. DMV since I started out at the ct.gov/dmv website which eventually lead me to you. I’m sorry for trying to give you a black eye since my comments were directed at the Ct. dmv. You have my permission to remove my previous comment. Thanks again, Don E.

  7. Don Emanuelson says:

    I received a letter dated 11/7/2013 from the DMV requesting that I go to the http://ct.gov/dmv website to fill out a “self-certification” of driving type before 1/30/2014 to prevent disqualification of my CDL. When I go to the website that you suggested I can not do what you requested because it states that Conn. DMV is not yet accepting self certifications. My question is when will you start accepting the information that I must provide to ensure that I do not loose my CDL? When you send out letters that threaten to disqualify someones Drivers liscense and not provide them a way to comply with your laws you are very bad at your job. I hope that you accept the information that you requested before 1/30/13. Sounds like you have the citizens between a rock and a hard place. You have a BLACK EYE on this issue.

    • @Don
      We’re sorry you’re having challenges with this certification process.
      Not quite sure who the ‘You’ is you refer to.
      DOTPhysicalDOCTORS is in no way associated with the DMV. We’ve posted this information on our website to try to help drivers and doctors with medical certification requirements, because many are confused about this process.
      Unfortunately we can’t help you with DMV.
      We’ve added a couple more links to CT DMV information.
      Hope this helps.

    • Truck Docs just writing to let you know that it has happen to me. I got the first letter in the mail back Nov 2013 but, I didn’t get the second one until I show up at the DMV to renew my license. You can put all your time and money to get a CDL then everything is put on hold in one keystroke until some paper-pushing decides to get around to putting your info in their little computer.

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