Where do I get a CDL Medical Card?

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The medical certification process begins by making an appointment with a licensed medical examiner, such as a medical doctor, physician assistant, chiropractor, or advanced practice nurse who will examine you. For the most part, all commercial drivers involved with interstate commerce in the United States must pass this medical test in order to obtain a CDL.

If you pass the test, you will be issued a medical card or certificate indicating this. In most cases, the card is valid for two years, and you will need to pass the test again at that point to keep driving a commercial vehicle. However, if you have certain medical conditions, the examiner may issue a certificate for less than 24 months.

Should your medical certificate become damaged or lost, you can request a replacement through your medical examiner's office, or ask for a duplicate from your motor carrier. Depending upon the individual situation, you may need to complete a request form.

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