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DOT Medical Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the DOT/CDL Medical merge project?
Q. What does this project change?
Q. Who must comply with this project?
Q. What is the compliance or effective date?
Q. When do I need to start sending in my DOT medical?
Q. How will the DMV show that I am compliant?
Q. Am I required to have a DOT Medical?
Q. How do I comply with the new requirements?
Q. By what means may I provide the DMV with a copy of my DOT Medical Certificate?
Q. Can I e-mail my DOT Medical Certificate to the DMV?
Q. Do I need to provide only my DOT Medical Certificate, or will the entire long form be required?
Q. Do these new rules change any of the previous DOT medical requirements?
Q. Do any of the expiration dates of the DOT medicals change?
Q. Can I continue to have my current medical examiner perform my exam?
Q. Is Colorado the only state implementing these changes?
Q. I only drive intrastate commerce; do I need to follow these regulations?
Q. My friend, living in another state, driving only intrastate commerce with a CDL does not have to follow this rule, why is that?
Q. What will happen if I let my DOT Medical expire?
Q. My CDL was cancelled because I failed to update my DOT Certificate with the DMV. What do I need to clear the cancellation?
Q. I received a letter from the DMV saying that my DOT medical status has been set to "Not Certified" and a license cancellation has been set up. What will I need to do to comply?
Q. My license was cancelled for failure to comply and update my DOT Certificate with the DMV. Do I have to re-take all of my CDL written and skills tests?
Q. How do I comply with the new requirements?
Q. What can the penalties be for driving a CMV without a valid DOT Medical Certificate?
Q. Can my doctor or employer submit my DOT Medical Certificate to the DMV?
Q. If I submit my DOT Medical Certificate in person, will they keep the original?
Q. Will the DMV accept a photocopy of my DOT Medical Certificate?
Q. How will I know if the DMV has received my DOT Certificate that I mailed or faxed?
Q. What is the CDLIS MVR?
Q. How much does the CDLIS MVR cost?
Q. Where will I be able to purchase a copy of my CDLIS MVR?
Q. Is my employer allowed to purchase a copy of my CDLIS MVR?
Q. Do I need to continue to carry my DOT Medical card with me?
Q. What are the employer's responsibilities?
Q. How will law enforcement know I am compliant?
Q. I don't drive a CMV anymore but I want to keep my CDL, is this allowed?
Q. I have a current CDL but I do not want to keep it, what should I do?
Q. I am under a federal or state vision or diabetes waiver, how will these new rules affect me?
Q. I am under a Skills Performance Evaluation (SPE), how does this affect me?
Q. I am on the road and I just found out that my DOT has expired and my CDL is no longer valid, what can I do?
Q. If I am just updating my DOT Medical at a Driver License office and not getting a document issued, will I have to wait in long lines?
Q. Is there a charge for updating my DOT Medical Certificate with the DMV?
Q. If I just need to provide an updated DOT certificate, can I go to any Driver License office?
Q. I am going to transfer my out of state CDL to Colorado. Will the Driver License office accept my current DOT Certificate or do I have to get a new one?
Q. Is there anything else I need to know about the DOT Certificate?
Q. Who can I contact if I have more questions?