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New Requirement for Medical Certification

State driver licensing agencies, SDLAs, will now be adding your medical self-certification status and the information from your medical examiner's certificate to your Commercial driver's license system, CDLIS record.

What Your Task Is

If you are a CDL holder, you must determine whether you operate in interstate (crossing state lines) or intrastate (do not cross state lines) commerce, and are excepted or non-excepted from either Federal or State requirements.

You must certify to your SDLA that you fall into one of the four operation categories listed below:

1. Interstate non-excepted: You must meet the Federal DOT medical card requirements.

2. Interstate excepted: You do not have to meet the Federal DOT medical card requirements.

3. Intrastate non-excepted: You are required to meet the medical requirements for your State.

4. Intrastate excepted: You do not have to meet the medical requirements for your State.

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

New Commercial Driver Requirements

Follow the link for Q and A for New Requirements:
https://www.massrmv.com/rmv/faq/cdl.htm#1