All commercial drivers are required to complete a Self-Certification Affidavit (CDL-7) (PDF) when applying for or renewing a Texas commercial driver license (CDL). Individuals who are required to maintain a medical variance or a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examiner’s certificate must also present a copy of the variance or certificate at the driver license office.
To complete the CDL-7, individuals must:
Individuals must obtain a new medical variance or DOT medical examiner’s certificate and submit to DPS if the:
Failure to keep a current medical variance or DOT medical examiner’s certificate on file with DPS will result in the downgrade of the individual’s CDL.
NOTE: Individuals must continue to carry the DOT medical examiner’s certificate in their commercial motor vehicle until January 30, 2015.
Individuals who are changing the category of commerce they operate within must complete a new CDL-7 (PDF). If the new commercial transportation category is not exempt then the individual must also submit a current medical variance or DOT medical examiner’s certificate.
Additional information on DOT medical requirements may be found in the commercial federal regulations.
Documents (i.e. CDL-7, medical variance, or DOT medical examiner’s certificate) can be submitted by fax, mail, or email. All documents submitted by email must be in PDF format.
Texas Department of Public Safety
Enforcement and Compliance Service
Attn: CDL Section
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0320
(Documents must be submitted in PDF format.)