Wisconsin CDL Requirements
Federal regulations require that all CDL holders self-certify their category of commercial operation by January 30, 2014.
The State of Wisconsin requires all CDL drivers to have a valid DOT medical card, unless the type of commerce you drive qualifies as ‘Excepted’.
You must meet the Federal DOT medical certificate requirements. You are required to submit your Fed Med card to the DMV and keep it updated.
You must meet the Federal DOT medical certificate requirements. You are not required to submit your Fed Med card to DMV.
Self-Certify Online With Wisconsin DMV
- Click this link to Self-certify Online.
Print a copy of your application. Note: The copy is not valid to present to law enforcement or as proof you meet the commercial medical standards. The actual medical certificate and information on your record are the true verification that you meet these standards.
- If you self-certify Interstate Non-Excepted, then you must submit your Fed Med card.
Upload File types accepted are PDF, JPG, GIF or PNG (not to exceed 5 MB).
If you are not able to upload the file, then you may submit a copy of your medical certificate to the DMV by mail or fax.
P.O. Box 7995
Madison, WI 53707-7995
Although most certificates are added to your record in two to three business days, it may take up to 10 business days to complete this process.
Keep Your Medical Certificate Current With Wisconsin DMV
Before your medical card on file with Wisconsin DMV expires, submit a copy of your new Medical Certificate online, by mail, or by fax.
As described above for self-certification.
P.O. Box 7995
Madison, WI 53707-7995
Wisconsin DMV official website - Self-Certification Information Page
Questions? Wisconsin DMV email service
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Special Information Updates Pertaining To ALL STATES
The 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):
- Your self-certification affidavit declaring which commercial category you drive.
- 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.
Drivers, 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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