New Hampshire CDL and DOT Medical Card Requirements

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 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. 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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