Mississippi CDL and DOT Medical Card Requirements

Mississippi CDL Requirements

All CDL drivers in the State of Mississippi are required to have a valid DOT medical card, unless the type of commerce you drive qualifies as ‘Excepted’.

Interstate Non-Excepted
You must meet the Federal DOT medical certificate requirements.

Intrastate Non-Excepted
You must meet the Federal DOT medical certificate requirements.

 

Submitting your Medical Certificate to Mississippi Department of Public Safety

In Person:
Submit your valid DOT medical card, original. (Only the medical card, not the long form.)

Currently Mississippi will not accept mailed in, faxed, or emailed copies of a medical card.

 

Online:  (Information updated October 2014)

You may now submit your new medical card information online at this link Mississippi DPS CDL Medical Card Submission.

 

Other Information:

Mississippi DPS – Commercial Operator License

Phone: 601-987-1334

 

Special Information Updates  – JANUARY 2015 – Pertaining To ALL STATES

red1 check26MEDICAL 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.

red1 check26ALL 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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Comments

    • says

      @Randy
      Put it in a safe place and keep it there. If you change employers or lose your medical card, the long form will help you until you can get a new/duplicate certificate.

    • says

      @Randall
      Check with your state DLD.
      If you have a CDL, then more than likely, you would need a valid medical card. But each state is different so check with them for a final confirmation.

  1. Kelvin R. Ross says

    How can I register my D.O.T medical card online or what fax # should I send a copy of my current medical card to if so…?

  2. ED ALEXANDER says

    IS THERE A WEBSITE THAT I CAN GO TO VERIFY THAT MY DRIVERS PHYSICAL IS UP TO DATE WITH THE MISS. DOT? ALABAMA AND LOUISIANA HAVE GREAT SITES AND IT IS EASY TO USE AND KEEP UP WITH TO INSURE ALL DRIVERS ARE IN COMPLIANCE. TKS

  3. David Bryant says

    I didn’t notice that my class A license expired on my birthday a couple months ago. I understand that I have to get a new DOT healthcare to renew. I also see that if I didn’t report in person, my DOT health certificate by 1-30-14 that I would be downgraded to class D. Do I have to take the class A exam and driver test all over again to get or keep my class A?

  4. Don says

    At the heading of this page it says “driver friendly”,
    That’s a over statement, not helpful at all to OTR drivers, they will have to take time off and return to Mississippi to personally stop in a dmv and present their new DOT physical card. Cost the driver time and money, where can we send a bill for missed income.

  5. Tina Davis says

    Can a 18 year old get a DOT Medical Exam and card for class at a community college? He would be an intrastate driver.

    • says

      @Tina
      Check with your local DMV to determine if an 18 year old will qualify for an intra-state only medical card and license. It seems that each state has its own set of rules.

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