FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are there any medications that automatically disqualify a driver?
A driver cannot take a controlled substance or prescription medication without a recent prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.
Can I be certified if I am using medical marijuana prescribed by my doctor?
NO! The use of marijuana, even with a prescription, is an automatic disqualification and you will not receive a medical certification. .
If I have high blood pressure, will I be disqualified?
If you have not been diagnosed with high blood pressure, but your blood pressure is:
1. between 140-159/90-99 you will receive a 1 yr certification
2. between 160-179/100/109 you will receive a 3 month certification in which time you must seek medical treatment and initiate BP medications. At your follow up visit, your BP must be below 140/90 on medications.
3. greater than 180/110 is an automatic disqualification and you will not be certified.
For other FAQ’s visit this link to the FMCSA website.