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New Hampshire CDL Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration now requires that all CDL holders certify the type of commercial operation they’re engaged in. All CDL holders will need to comply on or before January 30th 2014 or risk losing CDL privileges.

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

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


Submit Your Self Certification and Medical Card to New Hampshire DMV

Submit the following three documents:

  1. Statement of License Status – download the form here from New Hampshire DMV.
  2. Copy of your valid DOT Medical Card.  Enlarge the copy to ensure that all information is legible.
  3. Copy of your Driver License.

In Person:
You can go into any DMV substation and fill out the form (DSMV 312), present the medical card and DMV staff will scan them into their system.

By Mail:
NH-DMV/Driver Licensing Bureau
23 Hazen Dr.
Concord, NH 03305

By Email: Scanned copies in PDF format.


Keep Your Medical Card Current with New Hampshire DMV

Effective January 30, 2012, all commercial licensed drivers (CDL) and those applying for a commercial license must keep a current and valid medical card on file with the DMV.

This requirement applies regardless of the CDL driver’s employment status or intent to operate a commercial vehicle. Any non-exempt CDL driver must keep a current medical card on file if they wish to maintain a commercial license.

Drivers who fail to keep a current medical card on file will risk losing their CDL privileges.

Submit your renewed medical card to New Hampshire: In person, by mail, or by email per the contact information above.


Other Information:

Website: New Hampshire DMV

New Hampshire Driver Licensing – CDL

Phone: 603-227-4020


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. Drew Eriotes says

    As a carrier required by the DOT to monitor our drivers CDL how do we verify that a driver with a CDL in NH has completed the Self-Certification and that the correct “excepted” status has been submitted? Do you provide the driver with anything that proves that this process has been completed?

    • says

      Your question: “Do you provide the driver with anything that proves that this process has been completed?” – Not sure of the “you” you’re referring to. This website is a doctor related service for commercial drivers, but we are not affiliated with any state agency or DMV.
      Best suggestion is you call NH DMV at 603-227-4020, to confirm the status of your drivers.

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