West Virginia CDL and DOT Medical Card Requirements

West Virginia CDL Requirements

Effective January 30, 2012, all CDL holders must declare a self-certification category relating to their type of commerce, and provide a valid updated medical certificate to West Virginia DMV.

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

Intrastate Non-Excepted
You must meet the Federal DOT medical certificate requirements. You may have a WV Intrastate Medical Waiver.


Self-Certification With West Virginia DOT

Online PDF from WV DMV: CDL Medical Self-Certification Affidavit (DMV-CDL-3)

Questions? Call 304-926-3801


Keep Your Medical Certificate Current With West Virginia DMV

West Virginia DMV will keep your medical certification status – DOT medical card / waiver / exemption information – with your commercial driving record.

Submit your valid, updated medical card:

By Mail:
Driver Licensing CDL Division
P. O. Box 17010
Charleston, WV 25317

By Fax:

In Person:
Driver Services window at 5707 MacCorkle Ave, SE in Kanawha City (Charleston) WV outside the Kanawha City Regional Office.


Other Information:

West Virginia Department of Transportation DMV official website – CDL information


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. Jeff says

    Due to changes in my health, my Doctor has taken off medication that required me to have a CDL physical every year. I had my last DOT physical on 10/4/13. My Medical Examiners Certification card expires on 10/4/14. What do I need to do to get this expiration moved up to 10/4/15?

  2. says

    I’m in Logan co. I drive a school bus & I had my physical 5/19/14 and passed with the medication on my physical now my question is why won’t my county let me drive? I’m capable of driving I did all summer until when school started & I’ve been on this medication since 2007 & its been on all my physicals so why now? Need answers please

  3. mike fream says

    I had dot phy last year and sent a copy into dmv. I just had another phy this year do I have to send a copy into dmv every year. last year they sent me a form in the mail Will they send me a form this year or do I just send a new copy of phy. and where do I send it to

    • says

      Yes, you are required to keep your medical card information updated with DMV.
      See information above – Keep Your Medical Certificate Current With West Virginia DMV.
      To cover all your bases you should probably complete the self-certification form again, and include that with your new medical card.

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