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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  – 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. Kathy says

    We have several drivers with a Class B drivers license who are required to have a medical exams each year. The form called National Network of DOT Medical Examiners the doctor filled out did not have any information on it about sending it to the DMV. I thought the doctor’s office submitted the form. It would be nice if there was some instructions.

  2. stephen kershner says

    I am trying to find the medical reqierments you must meet to get a c.d.l. license in the state of west virgina.

  3. Darren Kimberling says

    I passed a DOT physical a month ago , and since I had a cataract removed from one eye. Do I need to repeat my DOT physical for the vision aspect of it, or is my card still good until it expires in a year ?

    • says

      Any situation, be that illness or injury or surgery, that removes a driver from the safe operation of a CMV must have a new DOT examination to determine if the driver is “fit for duty”. You will need a new DOT examination to make that determination.

  4. Jenni says

    Are drivers who drive only in the state (West Virginia) required to get their physicals from a certified medical examiner? If not what must they continue to do to be exempted?

    • says

      Our focus on this website is Federal regulations.
      This is a question for your state DLD. Each state is different and you need to know regarding your state rules and regulations.

  5. 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?

  6. 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

  7. 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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