Kentucky CDL Requirements
Kentucky law requires all CDL drivers to have a valid DOT medical card.
While FMCSA only requires medical certification for drivers operating in non‐excepted operations, Kentucky requires all CDL holders to be medically certified (601 KAR 1:005) regardless of category selected.
All Kentucky CDL Holders Must Be Medically Certified
You must meet the Federal DOT medical certificate requirements.
Self Certification and Medical Card Submission
Submit the following two documents:
- Commercial Driver License Self-Certification, form TC 94-169. Download the form here from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Driver Licensing.
- Copy of your valid DOT medical card (Medical card only, not the long form). Provide a legible copy of both front and back of the medical card. Enlarge the copy to ensure that all information is legible.
Division of Driver Licensing
200 Metro St.
Frankfort, KY 40622
Scan and email to KYTC.CDL@ky.gov
Note: All CDL holders/applicants will receive written notification when the information has posted to their CDLIS record.
Link for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Applying for a CDL
Phone: Administrative Support Section 502-564-1257.
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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