Self-certification: Every driver must certify they type of driving they do no later than January 30, 2014. You must complete a self-certification application and submit it along with your medical card (if applicable). All incomplete applications will be rejected and may result in your driving privilege being cancelled. See CDL Self-Certification. You must recertify your driving anytime you submit a new medical card.
Under new federal laws, every commercial driver must self-certify to the type of commerce he or she intends to drive. Certification began in February, 2013. Every driver must certify no later than January 30, 2014.
Certain drivers ("excepted" drivers) will no longer be required to submit a Medical Examination Certificate to the DMV. Employers, however, may still require an examination.
Most CDL holders who drive CMVs in interstate commerce are "non-excepted interstate" drivers and will be required to submit a Medical Examination Card. Under the new laws, the information from the card becomes part of your DMV driving record.
Drivers must choose whether they operate intrastate or interstate and whether the loads they haul will make them "excepted" or "non-excepted."
Please select your type of driving and follow the highlighted instructions under "How Do I Comply?"
Your license may be canceled if you do not self-certify by January 30, 2014, or if you are required to submit a medical exam and it is not up to date.
The requirements for medical examinations by the State do not supersede any requirements your employer may have.
You may use the CDL 44a and mail or fax if self-certification is the only change you are making. You must use the Commercial Driver License Application (CDL 02) and apply in person if you are making any other change to your license.
CDL holders are required to self-certify to a single type of commercial operation on your driver license application form. Based on that self-certification, you may need to provide the NV DMV with a current medical examiner’s certificate and show any variance you may have to obtain or keep your CDL. You must self-certify by January 30, 2014.
Do you, or will you, use a CDL to operate a CMV in interstate or intrastate commerce? Interstate commerce is when you drive a CMV:
Intrastate commerce is when you drive a CMV within a State and you do not meet any of the descriptions above for interstate commerce.
If you operate in both intrastate commerce and interstate commerce, you must choose interstate commerce.
Once you decide you operate or will operate in interstate commerce or intrastate commerce, you must decide whether you operate (or expect to operate) in a non-excepted or excepted status. This decision will tell you to which of the four types of commerce you must self-certify.
You operate in excepted interstate commerce when you drive a CMV in interstate commerce only for the following excepted activities:
If you answered yes to one or more of the above activities as the only operation in which you drive, you operate in excepted interstate commerce and do not need a Federal medical examiner’s certificate.
If you answered no to all of the above activities, you operate in non-excepted interstate commerce and are required to provide a current medical examiner’s certificate (49 CFR 391.45), commonly referred to as a medical certificate or DOT card, to the Nevada DMV. Most CDL holders who drive CMVs in interstate commerce are non-excepted interstate commerce drivers.
If you operate in both excepted interstate commerce and non-excepted interstate commerce, you must choose non-excepted interstate commerce to be qualified to operate in both types of interstate commerce.
You operate in excepted Intrastate commerce when you drive a CMV only in intrastate commerce activities for which your State of licensure has determined do not require you to meet the State’s medical certification requirements.
You operate in non-excepted intrastate commerce when you drive a CMV only in intrastate commerce and are required to meet your State of licensure’s medical certification requirements.
If you operate in both excepted intrastate commerce and non-excepted intrastate commerce, you must choose non-excepted intrastate commerce.
Provide the NV DMV your self-certification of your operating status. If you self-certify to non-excepted status, you must provide the NV DMV with either the original or copy of your current medical examiner’s certificate.
If your medical examiner’s certificate is only valid with a vision, diabetes or a skills performance evaluation variance granted by FMCSA, you will be required to provide a copy of that variance document.
You are responsible for providing the Nevada DMV with your self-certification of operating status by January 30, 2014. If required, you must also provide your current medical examiner’s certificate and any variance document by January 30, 2014.
If this is not completed, the NV DMV will notify you that you are no longer medically certified to operate a CMV and will cancel your license.
Yes. Until the program is fully implemented on January 30, 2014, you will still have to carry an original or copy of the medical examiner’s certificate and provide a copy to your employer for your driver qualification file.
After you provide the DMV and your employer with the medical examiner’s certificate, it will only be valid for the first 15 days after it was issued. Your medical examiner’s certificate will be recorded on your driving record and will become the valid version of your medical certification.
The NV DMV will notify you that you are no longer medically certified to operate a CMV and will cancel your driving privileges.
You must have a new medical examination and obtain a new medical certificate. You must then provide the NV DMV the new medical examiner’s certificate. You are also responsible for applying to FMCSA for a renewal of your variance.
The NV DMV will notify you that you are no longer medically certified to operate a CMV and will then remove all your CDL privileges from your license.
If the medical examiner’s certificate has expired, you must obtain a new one and provide it to the NV DMV. If the variance or Nevada waiver has expired, you must renew it. You will be required to pay reinstatement fees. You may also change your self-certification to an operating category that does not require a medical certificate.