Be prepared for your next commercial driver license medical exam. This website is a supplement for the Med Exam For The CMV Driver mobile App found in Google Play, Amazon Store and Apple Store!
The information concerning what a commercial driver
needs to know to make their visit go more smoothly is provided. Updates are made as information changes.
A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination is conducted by a licensed "Medical Examiner." Medical Examiners that can perform
these exams have been certified after taking a training course and passing a national certification exam. They are doctors of medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced practice nurses (APN), or doctors of chiropractic (DC).
A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 2 years. The Medical Examiner may also issue a Medical Examiner's Certificate for less than 2 years when it is desirable to monitor a condition, including, but not limited to high blood pressure,
heart condition, sleep apnea, and diabetes.
Some of the information in this website has been retrieved from the FMSCA website.
Medical Examiners may differ slightly on how the guidelines are interpreted and what may be required
for the driver to bring with them on exam day. Following the suggestions in this website will improve the driver's chances of getting certified, but does not guarantee that the driver will be given a Medical Examiner's certificate if followed.