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Oklahoma CDL Requirements
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be adding your medical certification status and the information on your medical examiner’s certificate to your Commercial driver’s license system (CDLIS) record.
You must meet the Federal DOT medical certificate requirements.
Starting January 30, 2012 and no later than January 30, 2014, all Oklahoma CDL holders must provide information to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety regarding the type of commercial motor vehicle operation they drive or expect to drive.
If you are operating Interstate Non-Excepted, you will also be required to submit a current medical examiner’s certificate to obtain a “certified” medical status as part of your driving record.
If you do not provide DPS with your self-certification and your medical examiner’s certificate and any required variance document by January 30, 2014 – DPS will notify you that you are no longer medically certified to operate a CMV in Non-Excepted Interstate commerce. DPS will then remove all your CDL privileges from your license.
Submit Your Self Certification Affidavit and Medical Certificate to Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
Submit the following two documents:
- Oklahoma Commercial Driver Licensee Medical Self-Certification Affidavit – download the form here from Oklahoma Dept of Public Safety.
- Copy of your valid DOT medical card. Enlarge the copy to ensure that all information is legible.
Oklahoma Dept of Public Safety
PO BOX 11415
OKC, OK 73136
Keep your Medical Certificate current with Oklahoma DPS
If you self-certify Non-Excepted Interstate and submit a medical certificate, you are required to keep a valid medical card on file with Oklahoma DPS.
If you fail to keep your medical examiner’s certificate up to date, Oklahoma DPS will notify you that you are no longer medically certified to operate a CMV in non-excepted Interstate commerce. DPS will then remove all your CDL privileges from your license.
Submit a legible copy of your medical certificate (medical card only, not the long form) to the Oklahoma DPS:
Oklahoma Dept of Public Safety
PO BOX 11415
OKC, OK 73136
Oklahoma DPS News Update:
Reported from Oklahoma Department of Public Safety official website
Temporary Extension for Downgraded CDL Drivers
Oklahoma City- The Department of Public Safety announced today they will begin to implement a temporary extension for CDL holders who have been downgraded due to failure to timely submit an updated medical examiner certificate or complete a self-certification form. The temporary extension will allow applicants to have the downgrade of their CDL removed while giving them until December 31, 2014 to successfully complete all required examinations for their specific class of license.This temporary extension does not waive any applicable fees or any requirements necessary to be issued a new license or maintain a current CDL.
The Process For Drivers To Follow
Persons that have had his or her CDL downgraded must call (405) 425-2020 or go to the Department of Public Safety’s website at https://www.ok.gov/dps/Obtain_an_Oklahoma_Driver_License_ID_Card/ to obtain the Oklahoma Commercial Driver Licensee Medical Self-Certification Affidavit form and the Temporary CDL Medical Requirement Extension form. These forms must be completed in its entirety and returned to the Driver License Services Division via facsimile, (405) 419-2196 emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org ; or presented in person to a Driver License Examiner. A complete copy, front and back, of the required documents must accompany the form.
If the individual does not have access to the above website, or would prefer to telephone the Department, they should call (405) 425-2020. Please keep in mind there are several thousand individuals that have been affected by this downgrade; therefore, it may be difficult in reaching the Department by telephone.
All forms received by facsimile or email will be processed as they are received. The license holder will be notified by telephone or email immediately upon the completion of the upgrade. The Department’s goal is to process each upgrade by the close of business of the next business day.
The Forms You Will Need
Link for Oklahoma CDL Self Certification Frequently Asked Questions
Special Information Updates 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 Examiner’s Certificate – Form MCSA-5876, 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.
Until that system is completed, which compliance date according FMCSA is June 23, 2025, 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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