Department of Motor Vehicles CDL Unit, G204 P.O. Box 944278 Sacramento, CA 94244-2780
If you are required to have a commercial driver license as part of your job, your employer shall pay the cost of the examination unless it was taken before you applied for the job (Labor Code §231).
Beginning May 21, 2014 commercial drivers in interstate commerce must use medical examiners listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry). The National Registry is a Federal program establishing requirements for healthcare professionals that perform physical qualification examinations for truck and bus drivers. This program is being developed to improve highway safety and driver health by requiring medical examiners be trained and certified so they can determine effectively whether a commercial driver’s medical fitness for duty meets federal standards. Contact information for medical examiners will be available after August 20, 2012 online at the National Registry website. The National Registry website can be found at http://nrcme.fmcsa.dot.gov.
DMV has a booklet, A Physician’s Guide for Commercial Driver License Medical Exams. This booklet contains guidelines that supplement the federal regulations. Medical Examiners may request a copy of this booklet by calling (916) 657-6550.