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.


Other Information:

Mississippi DPS – Commercial Operator License

Phone: 601-987-1334


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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  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. Scott mixon says:

    One big conspiracy!!!

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

    • @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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