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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
Information for Diabetes and Vision Waivers for Wisconsin Intrastate Commerce
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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