ATTENTION CDL HOLDERS
If you have any question(s) regarding a recent notification you received from MVC, please read this before contacting the MVC:
Commercial Driver License Self-Certification and Medical Examiner Certificate
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations C.F.R. 49 383.73 and New Jersey regulations N.J.A.C. 13:21-28(l) require all Commercial Driver License (CDL) holders to submit a CDL Holder Self-Certification form and a valid (non-expired) medical examiner certificate, if required. If a federal medical variance has been issued, a CDL holder will need to submit a copy of the variance along with a medical examiner certificate to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). The CDL Holder Self-Certification form is available on this website or at any MVC Agency and a sample copy of the medical examiner certificate is available on this website for review. Failure to comply will result in the decertification and downgrade of your CDL license and the removal of your privilege to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV). Incomplete forms, or an expired Medical Examiner Certificate will not be accepted.
Initial, first-time NJ CDL applicants must submit the CDL Holder Self-Certification form and Medical Examiner Certificate, if required, at the time of Commercial License Permit (CLP) issuance.. Carefully review the commerce categories listed on the CDL Holder Self-Certification form and choose the category that best fits your type of driving. CDL Drivers less than 21 years of age are only allowed to operate in intra-state commerce and must select commerce category 3 or 4. Failure to submit a signed self-certification form will result in the decertification and downgrade of the CDL license and you will not be legally permitted to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). CDL drivers that meet the excepted interstate, (category 2) or excepted intrastate, (category 4) requirements will only need to submit the CDL Holder Self-Certification form and are not required to submit a medical examiner certificate or variance unless you maintain a Passenger (P) endorsement.
CDL drivers listed as non-excepted interstate, (category 1) or non-excepted intrastate, (category 3) must submit a valid (non-expired), fully completed, legible medical examiner certificate. New Jersey regulations require all P endorsement holders to submit a medical examiner certificate to the MVC regardless of the type of commerce in which they operate.
Effective May 21, 2014, all medical examiner certificates must be completed by a federally certified medical examiner. Please visit the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to locate a federally certified medical examiner near you. Failure to submit a valid, federally certified medical examiner certificate or variance will result in the decertification and downgrade of your CDL license and you will not be legally permitted to operate a CMV.
Please mail a self-certification document along with a fully completed, legible, current medical examiner’s certificate if applicable to: Motor Vehicle Commission, CDL Unit PO Box 685 Trenton, NJ 08666. Incomplete, non-legible, forms or expired medical examiner certificates will not be accepted for compliance.
Please visit your nearest MVC Agency to downgrade to a basic auto license if you no longer wish to maintain your CDL privilege. If you have any questions, please contact the MVC CDL Unit at 609-292-7500 extension #5077 for assistance.