Federal regulations require that every commercial learner permit (CLP) holder or driver license (CDL) holder must certify to the type of commercial driving they currently perform (or expect to perform).
- These requirements will affect all drivers who have, or apply for a commercial driver license (CDL)
- A US DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate will be required for some types of driving and must be submitted to DMV before your current certification expires
- You will lose your commercial driving privileges if you do not comply
The DMV will send CDL/CLP holders a “Notice of Non-Compliance and License Downgrade” if their medical certification status becomes “Not Certified.” Once we send the notification, DMV will cancel the CDL/CLP if the CDL/CLP holder does not submit an updated Medical Examiners Certificate (MCSA-5876) within 55 days.
We can send employers a notification of these status changes if they subscribe to the NY State License Event Notification Service (LENS). We will send passenger carriers enrolled in the 19-A system notifications of CLP cancellation events.