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DOT Certification

DOT Certification


A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a health examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. A DOT physical helps determine if a driver is physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to operate a CMV. Dr. John and Dr. Spencer are certified DOT Medical Examiners (ME) listed on the national registry and can conduct DOT exams for certification.

New DOT Medical Certification Forms:
MCSA-5875 & MCSA-5876

The new expiration date on the forms is 11/30/2021. PDF Versions of the forms are available at these links on the FMCSA website:


Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875
Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876


The date found on the top right corner of the Medical Examination Report Form, MCSA-5875 and Medical Examiner’s Certificate, MCSA-5876, is the date of expiration for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved information collection 2126-0006, that includes the Medical Examination Report Form, MCSA-5875 and Medical Examiner’s Certificate, MCSA-5876


Previously the expiration date was 08/31/2018.
Previously the expiration date was 09/30/2019.

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The Physical Qualifications Have Not Changed

The physical qualifications (FMCSA regulations and guidelines) to be applied by a medical examiner to qualify drivers for a medical card have not changed, even though the forms have changed since 2015.


The differences you’ll notice:

The forms ask for more information than the previous forms, used before the changes in 2015.
Medical examiners are being required to submit more information to support their qualifying decisions, especially where medical conditions exist. This means medical examiners are being more thorough than some used to be, regarding existing medical conditions.

What this means for drivers:

Be well prepared before you get to your DOT physical appointment.
Choose your medical examiner wisely!


  • Find a DOT physical doctor who understands the big picture of commercial driving, and the lifestyle challenges you face.
  • You want to be evaluated by an medical examiner who considers your overall health condition and fitness to drive.
  • Just going to any examiner who may disqualify you on a checklist item on the form, may cost you lost time, lost money, or even your job.
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