Oregon CDL and DOT Medical Card Requirements

Oregon CDL Requirements

On January 30, 2012, DMV began collecting medical certificates from CDL holders and monitoring expiration dates.

All CDL holders will have to certify driving type by January 30, 2014, and if required keep a valid medical card on file with Oregon DMV.

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

Intrastate Non-Excepted
You still have to submit a medical certificate. Oregon law (ORS 807.100) requires all CMV drivers to submit proof they meet minimum medical standards.
You are subject to Oregon state qualification requirements standards. There are small differences in the standards required for non-excepted interstate operation and other driving types that may allow restricted operation of a CMV even if you don’t meet the federal medical standards. See details on Oregon DMV CDL Medical Examination & Physical Qualifications.


Submit your Self-Certification and Medical Certificate to Oregon Department of Transportation

Submit the following two documents:

  1. Self-Certification of CMV Driving Type – download the form here from Oregon Department of Transportation.
  2. Copy of your valid DOT medical card (medical card only, not the long form). DOT medical cards are often two-sided or have two parts. Ensure you submit a copy that is complete and legible. Enlarge the copy to ensure that all information is legible.

You may fax a legible copy of your medical certificate. However, unless your CDL is in danger of cancellation, DMV suggests you mail a copy of your certificate. To ensure accuracy, write your name and license number legibly on a separate piece of paper enclosed with the documents.

By Mail:
DMV Driver Safety
CDL Medical Certification
1905 Lana Avenue NE,
Salem, OR, 97314

By Fax: 


Keep Your Medical Certificate Current With Oregon DMV

If you self-certify Non-Excepted and submit a medical certificate, you are required to keep a valid medical card on file with Oregon DMV.

Oregon DMV will send you a notice that your CDL is going to be cancelled because DMV has not received a valid medical certificate (medical card). The CDL cancellation will be effective 30 days after the notice is mailed. However, once your medical certificate expires, you may not legally operate a CMV.

Submit a legible copy of your medical certificate (medical card only, not the long form) to the Oregon DMV:

By Mail: Include your name and license number legibly on a separate piece of paper.
DMV Driver Safety
CDL Medical Certification
1905 Lana Avenue NE,
Salem, OR, 97314

By Fax: Include your name and license number legibly on a separate piece of paper.

By Email: It must be a copy in .jpg or .pdf format. Please add your name and driver license number to the email.


Other Information:

Oregon CDL Self Certification Frequently Asked Questions

Information For CDL/CMV Medical Examiners


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. John Herring says

    This is crazy that a tech has to do all this. We don’t drive but once in a bluemoon and its only for a few miles, its not like we are long haul driving. Come on!

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