All CDL drivers are required by federal regulation to notify the Registry of Motor Vehicles of whether they plan to operate “interstate or intrastate”, and whether or not they are required to have a medical certificate which is called a CDL Self-Certification…this must be done by January 30, 2014.

1]  There are four (4) Self-Certification categories and drivers must certify to one of them.

2]   A driver should Self-Certify for the highest standard for which s/he qualifies so as not to limit opportunities.

3]  There are Medical Examiners Certificates to qualify for a CDL and those can be found on line.

4]  Failure to provide Self-Certification information and a copy of a Medical Certificate, if required, will downgrade the CDL to a “Class D”.  There will also be a $25   License Amendment Fee that will be collected on a person’s next license transaction.

5]  Failure to comply with these regulations could result in the loss of your CDL License.

For more information, please see the Mass RMV site here http://www.massrmv.com/rmv/faq/cdl.htm