FMCSA COVID 19 Extension of Expiring CDLs/CLPs and/or Medical Certificates

June 15, 2020 3:02 PM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

FMCSA has issued two documents (Waiver and Notice of Enforcement Discretion) to address expiring CDLs/non-CDL commercial driver licenses and Medical Cards; namely, those otherwise set to expire on or after March 1st, 2020, are extended until September 30, 2020 


Please see below for descriptions and links to FMCSA’s website.  The documents are also attached for easy reference. 


Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 National Emergency – For States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders, and Interstate Drivers Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles

This waiver is effective from July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 and provides important relief resulting from situations where many CDL and CLP holders are unable to renew their CDLs and CLPs, and/or are unable to provide medical certificates to their State Driver Licensing Agencies.  In addition, many medical providers nationwide have not provided for the scheduling of appointments in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a result, drivers remain unable to obtain appointments for physical examinations with medical examiners.



Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding Expiring Driver’s Licenses and Medical Examiner’s Certificates During COVID-19 National Emergency

This Notice of Enforcement Policy, effective from July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020, provides needed relief from specified FMCSRs for CLP holders, CDL holders, and non-CDL drivers and motor carriers using those drivers. This Notice of Enforcement Policy applies to all CLP holders, CDL holders, and non-CDL drivers whose license was issued for less than the maximum period established by 49 CFR 383.25 and 383.73 and was valid on February 29, 2020 and expired on or after March 1, 2020.

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