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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:


Self Certification Requirements


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:



Other Contact Information:


Special Information Updates  – JANUARY 2015 –
Pertaining To ALL STATES


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.


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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  1. William says

    My medical expired in September 14 2014, I never renewed it because I have had 5 back surgeries and would have never passed a physical, does this mean my CDL was downgraded to a class D licence in Connecticut?

    • says

      You will need to check with your local drivers license department. The process differs from state to state. Usually the state drivers license department sends a notice when they downgrade a license.

  2. Jean says

    I work for lkq and their trucks are 12000gvw to 18000 gmvw am I required by law to hold a medical card

    • says

      If you drive anything that is in excess of 10,001 pounds and it is being used for commerce, then you need a medical card. But confirm that with your local drivers license department.

  3. Benjamin Johnson says

    I registered my self certification with the dmv, but was told by my employer that I needed to certify with the dot too. How do I do that?

  4. Mark says

    I drive in CT, do not have a CDL and the truck is under 10,000lbs do I still need a Med card? Been told no by DMV.

  5. PAUL says

    I am employed in Massachusetts, however I live and have a drivers license in CT. The company is requiring a Medical Examination Certificate. Do I need to go to CT DOT, or can I handle this in MA. I am temporally staying close by work.

  6. Rocco says

    Hi my medical card expired last month and I am going to get my dot physical tom. I did the self certification in January. My license doesn’t expire for another year. Will my cdl get disqualified because I haven’t got a updated medical card ?

    • says

      Every state handles this process differently. If you haven’t had a downgrade letter, then maybe your CDL status is still okay. Best to get a copy of your new medical card to your state DLD as soon as possible.

  7. Laurie Blanchette says

    Drove 40 minutes tp Norwich Motor Vehicle Dept only to be told as of 4years ago they are NO longer full service, I had my choice of Old Saybrook or Willimantic both were an hour or more away, I get to the Willimantic Dept and was told to go online to a self serve site for CDL’s. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!! So I get home and get onto this website and it DOESNT work it says unavailable or site no longer exists.

  8. David says

    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

  9. steve says

    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?

    • says

      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.

  10. 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

  11. tom says

    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.

    • says

      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.

  12. 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

    • says

      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.

  13. 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 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.

  14. Don Emanuelson says

    I received a letter dated 11/7/2013 from the DMV requesting that I go to the 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.

    • says

      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.

    • david says

      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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