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Oregon CDL Requirements

All CDL holders have to certify driving type, and if required keep a valid medical card on file with Oregon DMV. Your certification of driving type tells DMV which qualifications you must meet to hold a CDL.

  • Non-Excepted Interstate  (NI)
    You must meet the Federal DOT medical certificate requirements.
  • Non-Excepted Intrastate  (NA)
    You must meet Oregon state qualification requirements standards.

If you cannot meet the Federal DOT medical qualifications, you may qualify for an Oregon Waiver of Physical Disqualification, acceptable for use in intrastate commerce only.

 

CDL Self-Certification

You’ll be required to certify driving type each time you renew, replace or upgrade your CDL at a DMV office. You might also be required to certify driving type at the same time you submit a Medical Examiner’s Certificate as a result of a written request from DMV.

Submit the following two documents:

  1. Self-Certification of CMV Driving Type – download the form (735-7369) here from Oregon Department of Transportation.
  2. Copy of your valid DOT medical card (medical card only, not the long Waiver of Physical DisqualificationWaiver of Physical Disqualificationform). 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: 
503-945-5329

 

Medical Certificate Update

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.

You are responsible for knowing when your Medical Examiner’s Certificate will expire and for providing DMV with a copy of your new Medical Examiner’s Certificate. You must maintain a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate on record with DMV at all times. If your Medical Examiner’s Certificate expires before DMV receives a new card, you will be sent a CDL cancellation notice that will be effective 30 days later. 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.
503-945-5329

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

 

Other Information:

Oregon CDL Medical CertificationFAQs

Information For CDL/CMV Medical Examiners

 

Special Information Updates  – JANUARY 2015 –
Pertaining To ALL STATES

MEDICAL 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.

ALL 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

  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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