Medical Certification Requirement
Frequently Asked Questions
There are two forms; the Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination (long form) and Medical Examiner's Certificate (short form). Which one should I submit to update my CDL medical card information?
The long form is given to the employer or kept in the self-employed driver’s business papers. Do not send the long form to update your medical card information on your CDL.
You should consult with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for information about medical qualifications for interstate drivers.
If you are an intrastate driver (only drives in Kansas), contact the Kansas Corporation Commission at 785-271-3151.
What will happen if I remain a non-excepted interstate driver, but fail to renew my Medical Examiner's Certificate?
Per federal regulations we are required to downgrade your CDL to a noncommercial privilege. We will send you a warning letter 45 days before your medical card expires. However, it is the driver’s responsibility to know when their medical card expires and should submit an updated medical examiner’s certificate to our office prior to the expiration date.
If you do not provide our office with an updated medical card before it expires, the Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS) will be notified immediately, and your physical qualification status in CDLIS will be changed to “not certified.” Law enforcement officers routinely check CDLIS, so you could be taken out of service if operating in non-excepted interstate commerce with an expired Medical Examiner’s Certificate on record. It is important to renew your certificate and provide a copy to a Kansas driver licensing office or send it to the Kansas CDL help desk before it expires.
You can send the certificate to the office through the fax or email below.