DOT Medical Certificate


Federal DOT Medical Examiners Certification

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration physical is required when applying for a CDL unless exempted by FMCSA Part 390.3(f), 391.2, 391.68, and 398.3.  Information regarding this topic is available on the FMCSA website.  For more information on Driver Certification and its relationship to the Federal DOT Medical Examiners Certificate(MEC) please visit the Driver Certification page.  


Who needs a DOT Medical Certificate?

CDL holders, who certify to the "NI" or "NA" status on the commercial application.

Where can I get a DOT medical exam?

FMCSA Certified Medical Examiners in your area. The form must be the approved FMCSA form MCSA-5786 and only two minor alterations may be made to the MEC:

  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

Where do I submit my DOT medical certificate?

You may submit your DOT medical certificate to Driver Services using any of the following methods:

In person at any local exam station,

US mail to Driver Services,

Attn: Driver Services
5300 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne WY, 82009

Fax to 307-777-4922, or 



What happens if my DOT medical certificate expires?

You are no longer medically qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle, and your CDL is subject to be downgraded to a non-commercial driver license.  You must keep your DOT medical certificate up-to-date with the department, typically a certificate expires two years from date issued.