Medical waivers: CDL
Things to know
- If you have a CDL, go to a certified physician listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. They’ll complete an exam and determine if you meet the minimum federal medical standards.
- If you don’t meet the minimum federal medical standards, you may qualify for an intrastate medical waiver or a federal interstate medical exemption. This is determined by the physician.
- If you are issued a medical examiners certificate, you must carry it any time you’re driving a commercial vehicle in Washington state.
- If you don’t have a CDL we can’t issue an Intrastate medical waiver.
How to apply for an intrastate medical waiver
- After your the physician has completed the following forms:
- These forms must be submitted to us by:
- We’ll get back to you by mail, to the address we have on record, within 2 weeks.
What if I no longer require an intrastate medical waiver or federal medical exemption?
Notify us by submitting a new Medical Examiner’s Certificate that shows you’re cleared from having any disqualifying medical conditions.
We’ll get back to you by mail, to the address we have on record, within 2 weeks.
How to apply for a federal medical exemption
These exemptions are processed by FMCSA Medical Programs for:
- Missing or impaired use of a foot, leg, hand, or arm
- Monocular vision or insulin dependence
Questions? Need help?
|For questions about
- Medical condition(s),
- if you qualify for a medical examiners certificate, or
- if you can be certified with a disqualifying condition.
|The certified physician who completed your Medical Examination Report.
|If it’s been more than 2 weeks since you applied for your intrastate medical waiver.
|Applying for a federal medical exemption or a skills performance evaluation (SPE).
|Finding a certified physician.
||National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners