Commercial Truck Driving Exams

CDL/DOT Physical Exams

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For your safety and for the safety of others, part of maintaining your commercial driver’s license (CDL) is to complete and pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) medical exam. If you have all of your required documentation, a typical CDL medical exam can be completed in 20-30 minutes. The DOT/CDL medical exam is required for first time certification and each renewal. The fee is not covered by insurance, but some employers cover this expense.
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Price: $100

The exam price is $100 per exam, pass or fail. If you are uncertain if you will qualify for a DOT card, we would recommend scheduling an office visit first and we can help you get prepared before your re-certification date.
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Tips to ace your appointment


Schedule 2 weeks before your certification expires

Don't wait until the last minute. You'll want to give yourself a buffer of time in case you need to do additional steps to pass or to get required documentation. You cannot drive without a valid CDL, so don't risk missing work due to procrastination.


Bring additional required medical information

Please ensure that you review the following section carefully to ascertain the specific items you should bring based on your individual medical history and health conditions.


Be Prepared this is a test

Sleep well the night before, reduce caffeine. Bring your glasses and hearing aids, if needed. If you have diabetes, your blood sugar should be controlled.

What Should I Bring?

Each physical examination, just like each DOT applicant, is unique. The below guidelines will help you prepare for your exam day but they are not meant to be all-inclusive or as a guarantee of passing the exam. Additional testing or/information may be required based on your exam and medical history.

ALL Drivers

  • Bring your valid photo ID
  • Bring a complete list of ALL of your medications, including the doses and your doctors’ names and addresses

Drivers who require eyeglasses, contact lenses, or hearing aid

  • Bring your glasses, contacts, or hearing aids
  • If you use hearing aids, you may bring a recent passing audiometry test

Drivers who have diabetes

  • Bring the most recent results of a lab test called a Hemoglobin A1C (HgAIC) and your blood sugar logs or other records related to your diabetes

Drivers who use a CPAP machine

  • Bring a reading from your machine documenting your proper use of the machine; a letter from your sleep specialist may also be required
  • Bring at least 90 days of data, but data from the past year is best.

Drivers who have heart-related issues: Heart related issues include the use of stent, valve replacement, pacemaker, open-heart surgery, cardiac bypass surgery, or heart attack. 

  • At minimum, bring a letter from your heart specialist that outlines your medical history and current medications and indicates you are safe to drive a DOT vehicle.
  • You may also need to bring the results of a recent stress test, ECHO cardiogram, or other testing completed within the past 1-2 years

Drivers who have suffered a stroke, a brain tumor, seizure disorder, or bleeding in the brain

  • Bring a letter from your neurologist (brain and nerve specialist) that outlines your medical history, current medications, and current neurologic and psychiatric state

Drivers who have experienced the permanent loss of use in an arm or a leg

  • Bring an overview from your physician of the injury and if you have any work restrictions due to the injury. You may need a Skilled Performance Examination in order to qualify for your DOT card.

Drivers who are taking any medications that may cause sedation or sleepiness or controlled substances: This includes narcotics, sleeping pills, anxiety medication, ADHD medication

  • You will most likely need a note and medical records from your treating physician regarding the safety of driving a DOT vehicle while using these medications

Drivers who are taking the blood thinner like Coumadin (Warfarin)

  • Bring a recent INR (blood level and clearance) letter from your doctor

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is where you may find out more about the CDL medical exam

Some conditions like only having vision in one eye and marijuana use is an automatic disqualification. Other conditions or tests results, may only be temporarily failed and we will give you next steps if this is the case.

Yes, if you previously failed a CDL medical exam and return for a retest, then you will need to pay the $100 exam fee again. You may not need to pay again if your exam was temporarily paused for additional information.

An CDL certificate is valid for a maximum of 2 years (24 months). The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner’s certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.

No, a drug test is not part of the medical exam. Although, your employer may require a passing drug test for employment. You will be required to provide a urine sample, which is to test for certain medical conditions.

  • If your blood pressure is below 140/90, you may be certified for two years.
  • If your blood pressure is between 141/91 to 159/99, you may be certified for a 1 year period.
  • If your blood pressure is between 160/100 to 179/109, you may receive a one-time certificate for a 3 month period to reduce your blood pressure to below 140/90 and then may qualify for a 1 year certificate.
  • If your blood pressure is above 180/110, then you are disqualified.  

For more information about the medical exam and commonly asked questions, please visit the FMCSA’s website.

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Clinic Location

Conveniently located on the corner of Rimrock Way and Highland/Hwy 126. Across the street from Redmond High School. Central access to all of Redmond and close proximity to Eagle Crest, Bend, Prineville, Sisters, Terrebonne, Powell Butte, and Crooked River Ranch, Culver, and Madras.

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