DOT Physical What to Bring

DOT PhysicalWhat to bring to your DOT CDL Physical. You must bring any/all of the following that apply to your DOT Medical Exam:

1.  You must bring proof of ID.  This includes:
Government-issued photo ID such as your State-issued Driver’s License or Commercial Driver’s License; State-issued certified copy birth certificate; Non-expired U.S. Passport or Resident Alien Card.

2.  Corrective Lens’ and or hearing aids.  If you wear eyeglasses or hearing aids, we encourage you to bring them. You must be able to pass an eye exam at 20/40 in each eye, and both eyes together.  Hearing requirements for the DOT Medical Exam are to be able to hear 40db at 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz in one ear or a forced whisper at greater than 5 feet.

3.  List of Medications:
If you are prescribed any medications for any condition, including over-the-counter medications, you must bring a list of each medication and dosage, along with the prescribing physician’s name and address/city, or bring the prescription(s) in if that is more convenient.

4.  Previously issued medical card (if applicable).
If you do not have one or have misplaced it, we can generally work around it.  You will be asked if your FMCSA medical examiner’s certificate has ever been denied or issued for less than 2 years.  A dishonest answer may invalidate your DOT medical exam certification process.

5.  Drivers who have had heart surgery:
If you have had surgery for a heart condition, you must bring EKG/ECG results and Stress Test results from your cardiologist.  They must show that you have (1) an Ejection Fraction of ≥ 40; (2) ≥ 6 METS on your exercise tolerance test (stress test). (3) Additionally, you must have documentation from your cardiologist that you are on medications for your condition and are responding/tolerating them well, and that he or she believes you are fit to drive commercial vehicles.

6. Drivers with diabetes:  If you have diabetes, you are encouraged to bring a recent HbA1C test result (within the last three months).  Drivers with glucose in their urine will be required to take a blood test on-site prior to being issued a DOT Medical Certificate.  A recent HbA1C test may be accepted at the Certifying Physician’s discretion in lieu of a blood test.  Please note:  If a blood test is required an additional fee will be assessed.  Follow-up DOT Medical Exam visits are a flat fee of $40.

7. Form of payment.  We accept cash, credit and or debit cards; we also have an ATM on-site and there are bank ATMs fairly close by.