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DMV Update: MEC Reminder

November 05, 2021 2:20 PM | Tammy Mortier (Administrator)

In accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations (FMCSA) waiver regarding medical certification, CDL holders whose Medical Examiners Certificate (MEC) expired prior to June 1st were  placed in a “Not Certified” status and notified by mail that their license would be downgraded to a non-CDL class if an updated medical certificate was not received and posted to their DMV record within 55 days.  This reminder is being sent to advise you that on Monday November 8, 2021, any driver whose medical certificate expired prior to June 1st that did not submit an updated medical certificate will have their CDL downgraded.

Additionally, the  FMCSA waived until November 30, 2021, the requirement under 49 CFR 391.45 that CDL holders, CLP holders, and non-CDL drivers have a medical examination and certification, provided they have proof of a valid medical certification and any required medical variance (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5T such as an exemption letter or a skill performance evaluation certificate) issued for a period of 90 days or longer and expired on or after June 1, 2021. Drivers whose MEC expired on or after June 1, 2021 must have a current valid MEC on file with DMV by November 30, 2021. On December 1, 2021, drivers in this category who do not have an MEC on file will be placed in a “Not Certified” status and will be notified that their license will be downgraded to a non-CDL class.

The FMCSA waiver can be found here:

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/waiver-response-covid-19-national-emergency-states-cdl-holders-clp-holders-and-4

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