Driver Licensing

Commercial Driver License Info

Any medical certificate issued on or after May 21, 2014 must be issued by a medical professional who is registered with the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. 

If you are a CDL holder and wish to obtain a list of certified medical examiners in your area, please click here

If you are a healthcare professional and wish to learn more about how you can become a Certified Medical Examiner, please click here


Effective September 10, 2013, the cost for a CDL drive test increased from $80 to $90.

Also, drive tests must now be scheduled at least 2 business days in advance. 


Commercial Driver License Manual

Commercial Motor Vehicle Groups

Endorsements

Medical Certification for CDL Holders FAQ's

Medical Examination Form for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination - (DOT Physical Form)

Medical Self-Certification Statement

Medical Self-Certification Statement - description of categories

Memorandums of Understanding with Iowa, Minnesota & Nebraska

Restrictions

Third Party Tester List


CDL Medical Certification Requirement
Effective July 1, 2011, all commercial drivers who are subject to 49 CFR 391 (DOT medical certification) and are issued a commercial driver license after June 30, 2011, must send a copy of their new medical examiner's certificate to the South Dakota Driver Licensing Program before their current certificate expires.

Click on the Medical Certification for CDL Holders FAQ's link above or call the South Dakota Driver Licensing Program at 1.800.952.3696 for more information.

Any medical certificate issued on or after May 21, 2014 must be issued by a medical professional who is registered with the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.  To obtain a list of certified medical examiners in your area and answers to frequently asked questions, please click here

If you are a healthcare professional and wish to learn more about how you can become a Certified Medical Examiner, please click here


Physician Training for the CDL Medical Certification Requirement
Effective May 21, 2014, all medical examinations required by 49 CFR 391 (DOT medical certification) must be conducted by a medical examiner who is listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.  If you are a medical professional and wish to attend medical examiner certification training in South Dakota, visit the South Dakota Academy of Family Physicians website for futher information.


CDL Drive Tests
Examiners at our exam stations do not administer drive tests for commercial driver licenses or endorsements.  CDL drive tests are given by Third Party Testers.  Click on the link below to locate a Third Party Tester in your area.  Please note:  a CDL drive test must be scheduled 2 business days in advance.  The cost is $90 plus tax.

Third Party Tester List

 


Other websites of interest to commercial drivers:
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Hazardous Materials Application

Transportation Security Administration

South Dakota Trucking Information

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

South Dakota Trucking Association

 

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