In order to comply with the requirements established by the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) includes a medical certification (Med Cert) status and the information contained on the medical examiner's certificate (DOT card) on the driving records of all commercial drivers license (CDL) holders.
In Maryland, all CDL applicants are required to present valid Med Cert documentation (DOT card, Skills Performance Evaluation, Waiver Exemption, etc.) when renewing or applying for a new, corrected or duplicate CDL. CDL holders are also required to submit updated Med Cert documentation to the MVA for the duration of their license. In addition, all CDL holders are required to "self-certify" regarding the type of commercial driving they will be doing (dependent on type of commerce and/or medical qualifications). Unless one visits an MVA office and obtains a new, renewed, duplicate or corrected CDL, the self-certification form Driving Certification for Maryland Commercial Driver's License Holders (DL-330) must be completed and submitted each time a new DOT Physical Card is submitted to the MVA, along with the waiver/exemption if required.
More information on this process can be obtained by reading the MVA's medical certification FAQ's.
What are CDL holders required to do?
- CDL applicants are required to certify which of the four types of commercial driving (commerce) they will be performing. Please see this information sheet for more details on the types of self-certification.
- CDL holders operating in interstate commerce, and subject to medical eligibility requirements, are required to provide a copy of each new Med Cert document to the MVA prior to the expiration of their current documentation. Drivers in other categories may also be required to provide this information to the MVA.
- All CDL holders are required to provide the MVA with their updated self-certification status and Med Cert documentation. A failure to supply the required information or downgrade to a noncommercial license will result in the cancellation of the CDL holders entire commercial and noncommercial driving privilege/license.
- CDL holders can conveniently submit their information through the mail, e-mail, or by faxing the necessary documentation. Please read the FAQ's for more information.
Note: If you change your address or name you are required to obtain a correct CDL within 30 days.