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How can I update my commercial driver's license medical certificate?

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To update your CDL medical certificate online, you will need:

  • A completed CDL Self-Certification Form
  • An updated valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (also known as a DOT Medical Card) to upload, if you have certified to non-excepted interstate driving

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 To update your CDL medicate certificate by mail or fax, you will need:

  • A completed CDL Self-Certification Form
  • An updated valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (also known as a DOT Medical Card) to upload, if you have certified to non-excepted interstate driving.

Mail or fax the forms to:

Michigan Department of State
CDL Help Desk
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918
517-636-4359

CDL Self-certification form

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To update your CDL medicate certificate at our office, you will need:

  • A completed CDL Self-Certification Form
  • A completed Commercial Driver License Certification (BFS-103), if you are updating your medical certificate and applying for a first-time commercial driver’s license or renewing your license
  • An updated valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (also known as a DOT Medical Card) to upload, if you have certified to non-excepted interstate driving

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • Human traffickers often use truck stops, bus stations, rest areas, and transit centers for coordinating and moving victims. Signs of human trafficking may include:

    • Citizens band (CB) radio chatter about a “commercial company,” "sale," or flashing lights in response
    • A suspicious vehicle parked in an unusual location or often seen dropping off or picking up individuals from other trucks or vehicles
    • Signs of physical and emotional trauma, such as extreme submissiveness, fear or distress, nervousness, or injuries such as bruising and branding
    • An individual appearing disoriented and confused. Traffickers often deny their victims food, water, and medical care as a means of controlling and dominating them
    • The same individual appearing at multiple locations

    If something looks suspicious, trust your instincts, and contact local authorities by a call or text (calls may be made anonymously). If anyone is in immediate danger, call 911. Never attempt to confront a trafficker or victim.

    When reporting a suspected human trafficking situation, describe specifically what you observed, including:

    • Who or what you saw (such as physical identifiers or nicknames overheard)
    • When you saw it (date and time)
    • Where it occurred (where you noticed the suspicious activity and any movement, if applicable)
    • Why it’s suspicious
    More information is available at the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Call (888) 373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree at 233733. The NHT hotline is a non-governmental agency funded by the federal government. It is not a law enforcement or immigration authority.

     

  • You can view your medical certificate information using online services.

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  • There is no cost to update your CDL medical certificate information. However, if you previously certified to interstate driving, and you correct your CDL driving type to intrastate only (Michigan-only driving) when your medical certificate is updated, you must apply for a corrected CDL showing the “K” restriction for intrastate driving. The cost is $18 to have the license corrected. A new photo license will be mailed to you.

  • You can certify to a different type of driving using online services. Note: If you previously certified to interstate driving, and you need to change your driving type to intrastate only (Michigan-only driving), you can update your information online or at a Secretary of State office but you must also apply for a corrected license, which will show the “K” restriction for intrastate driving. The cost is $18 to have the license corrected. A new photo license will be mailed to you.

  • If you have an FMCSA medical variance, such as an FMCSA waiver letter or skills performance evaluation, you must schedule a visit to a Secretary of State office. FMCSA medical variance documents won’t be accepted if sent by mail or fax, and they can’t be updated online.


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