Wyoming Department of Transportation

Driver Certification

Driver Certification

Effective July 1, 2011, Wyoming CDL holders operating in certain types of commerce are required to submit to WYDOT – Driver Services a current DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate to obtain a "certified" status as part of their driving record.  CDL holders are required to have this status, and those who do not provide and keep a current medical certificate on file with us will become "not-certified" and their driver license is subject to expiration of driver license.
 
Any Wyoming CDL driver that is required to hold a medical certificate must be examined by a medical professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.  The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners lists medical examiners (MEs) who have been trained, tested and certified to perform medical examinations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in interstate commerce.  Drivers can search for a Nationally Registered ME by visiting the FMCSA National Registry website.
 
Additionally, DOT medical certificates issued after April 20, 2016 must be on the approved FMCSA form.  Only 2 minor alterations may be made to the MEC, Form MCSA-5876:
 
1. It may be reduced in size, as long as all the content is legible and
2. It may be printed in black and white. 
 
Example of the approved Form MCSA-5876 can be found here.
 
As of January 20, 2012, Commercial Driver License holders are required to certify to a single type of commercial operation and must provide information to their licensing state regarding the type of commercial motor vehicle operation they drive in or expect to drive in with their CDL. When a driver applies for a CDL or renews a CDL or applies for a higher class of CDL or applies for a new endorsement on a CDL or transfers a CDL from another state, the holder is required to certify to this on their driver license application form.
 
If you still need to certify with Driver Services, you may pick up a Commercial Driver License Certification Application from your local driver exam station or download one from the Forms page.  For help in determining which type of commercial motor vehicle operation you drive in or expect to drive with your CDL use the chart below or click here.
 
(Note for EI & EA status: A generic letter for government agencies is available on the forms page.)
 

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