Medical Self-CertificationEffective January 30, 2012, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be adding your medical certification status and the information on your medical examiner's certificate to your Commercial Driver's License System (CDLIS) record.
Temporary Extension for Downgraded CDL Drivers
Oklahoma City- The Department of Public Safety announced today they will begin to implement a temporary extension for CDL holders who have been downgraded due to failure to timely submit an updated medical examiner certificate or complete a self-certification form. The temporary extension will allow applicants to have the downgrade of their CDL removed while giving them until December 31, 2014 to successfully complete all required examinations for their specific class of license.This temporary extension does not waive any applicable fees or any requirements necessary to be issued a new license or maintain a current CDL.
DPS Commissioner Michael C. Thompson stated that he "deeply appreciated the efforts by the personnel assigned to the CDL division who identified an alternative to allow effected CDL drivers more time to comply with the federal requirement."
Governor Mary Fallin thanked the department and Commissioner Michael Thompson for quickly addressing the situation.
"CDL holders are drivers who provide essential services to the state as well as to businesses," said Fallin. "I appreciate the efforts of Commissioner Thompson and his department to accommodate their needs and grant an extension while they work to submit their required paperwork."
Anyone affected by this may contact DPS Driver License Help Desk at (405) 425-2020 and will temporarily have their license upgraded to their previous CDL, (prior to the downgrade) once they provide a self-certification affidavit and/or medical card. If they self-certify as non-excepted interstate, they must also provide a current copy of their medical examiner's certificate.
The Process For Drivers To Follow
Persons that have had his or her CDL downgraded must call (405) 425-2020 or go to the Department of Public Safety's website at www.dps.state.ok.us/dls/ to obtain the Oklahoma Commercial Driver Licensee Medical Self-Citification Affidavit form and the Temporary CDL Medical Requirement Extension form. These forms must be completed in its entirety and returned to the Driver License Services Division via facsimile, (405) 419-2196 emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org ; or presented in person to a Driver License Examiner. A complete copy, front and back, of the required documents must accompany the form.
If the individual does not have access to the above website, or would prefer to telephone the Department, they should call (405) 425-2020. Please keep in mind there are several thousand individuals that have been affected by this downgrade; therefore, it may be difficult in reaching the Department by telephone.
All forms received by facsimile or email will be processed as they are received. The license holder will be notified by telephone or email immediately upon the completion of the upgrade. The Department's goal is to process each upgrade by the close of business of the next business day.
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Veteran Logo Is Now Available On Driver License
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety would like to remind Oklahoma veterans of the new "Veteran" logo that is available to be placed on the front of qualified veteran's Oklahoma driver license or state identification cards. "Oklahomans have a profound respect and admiration for the men and women who have bravely served our nation. The new veteran designation on state drivers' licenses is a small way in which we can honor their sacrifice and say "thank you" for their service to our state and our nation," Governor Mary Fallin
"We're pleased to announce that changes in the system, and card will allow Oklahoma veterans to identify themselves right on their license by choosing to have a special veteran's insignia added to the card," said DPS Commissioner and Secretary of Safety and Security, Mike Thompson, who also is a decorated Army soldier. "This option will be available after November 1, 2012 and was implemented as a manner in which to honor the men and women of Oklahoma who have served our country," Thompson said.
Retired General and Secretary of Military and Veteran Affairs, Rita Aragon, said that this will be of an advantage to military veterans who often do not have a Veterans Administration identification card because they do not have a disability. "Oklahoma veterans will now be able to present their Oklahoma driver license or state issued identification card that has the "Veteran" status on the front. Veterans can then present those cards to businesses that honor and provide discounts to military veterans," said Aragon. "This is a point of pride for veterans and Oklahoma's way of saying, "thank you for your service!" said Aragon.
Veterans who choose to have the "Veteran" status on their card will have to show proof of military service by providing their DD-214, 215, WWII discharge document, a US Department of Veterans Affairs photo ID card or an Oklahoma Army or Air National Guard NGB Form 22 when renewing or obtaining their identification card or driver license. Tag Agents With Veteran Photo
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Promotes 17
On Monday, December 2, a promotional ceremony was held at the Robert R. Lester Training Center promoting 17 within the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The group is made up of three captains and 14 lieutenants who will enjoy new assignments throughout the state.
Along with Col. Ricky Adams (front row, left) and Commissioner Mike Thompson (back row, right), those promoted included Lt. Alan Beaty (front row, left), Lt. Stephen Pothorst, Lt. Jay Clary, Lt. Richard Losurdo, Lt. Harold Collins, Lt. Daniel Moreno, Lt. Betsy Randolph, Lt. Ron Hamilton, Lt. Radford Christian and Lt. Gabriel Leach. Lt. Harold Aldridge (back row, left), Lt. Mark Brown, Cpt. Jason Holt, Lt. Eric Brown, Cpt. John Starling, Cpt. Brent Sugg and Lt. Brian Orr.
To book your appointment, visit http://www.ok.gov/dps/exam/scheduler
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety's to Release Phase II of online scheduling system.
It's all about the experience.
Phase II of the new online scheduling system called is set to be implemented on Monday, October 7, 2013. With Phase II, applicants who are wanting to schedule an online appointment can now schedule for their Class D driving skills test along with other services such as the written learner permit test, CDL renewal and ID cards, etc. at field offices across the state. The new drive test schedule module will be tested at the Oklahoma City I-240 location for a short period of time before it will be made available at the other statewide locations.
This service also offers the opportunity to make appointments online or from their mobile device, while avoiding the inconvenience of standing in line. The online system uses industry-leading security, and only requires drivers to choose an appointment time at their location of choice and provide basic information, such as name, phone number, driver license number, email address.
For even greater flexibility, individuals will be able to choose a location, date and time when they would like to schedule an appointment. Another option is to search for the next available time for a road test. DPS has been working with OK.GOV for several months to implement this new module and are pleased to offer this service to the citizens of Oklahoma.
|*Oklahoma City||728 East I-240 Service Road|
|Edmond||28 East Main|
|Norman||430 N Berry Rd|
|Tulsa Eastgate||14002 E. 21st St Suite A|
|Tulsa West||3190 W. 21st St S.|
|Broken Arrow||1635 S. Main|
* IF ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE FULL FOR A PARTICULAR OFFICE, THAT LOCATION WILL NOT APPEAR AS A CHOICE INT HE MENU. ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS ARE ADDED DAILY SO PLEASE CHECK BACK.
To book your appointment visit http://www.ok.gov/dps/exam/scheduler If you encounter issues when trying to book an online appoinment please call 405-425-2020.
Yukon Exam Site Closing
Department of Public Safety officials announce the closing of the Driver License Exam site in Yukon effective Monday, September 9, 2013.
"Due to the lack of restroom facilities, and the unsanitary conditions for the public and department employees, we have few options other than to close the Yukon location and look for a more suitable facility to serve the public," said DPS Commissioner Michael C. Thompson.
Effective 09/09/2013, the Yukon station will be closed indefinitely and DPS DL Examiners will be relocated to the Edmond and I-240 location until other suitable arrangements can be made.
Oklahoma City Driver License Testing Facility Moving to New Location
Department of Public Safety officials announce the opening of a new Driver License Testing location at 728 East Interstate 240 set for Monday, August 26, 2013. "We are excited about the new Driver License Testing site opening and look forward to serving the public at this new facility," said DPS Commissioner, Mike Thompson.
The new testing site is located east of the current Driver License Testing location on the east bound service road of I-240 at the old Bob Moore Ford dealership, just west of the I-240 and I-35 junction. Commissioner Thompson said, "I think the public will quickly realize that we have made the concerted effort to provide a more efficient, customer friendly environment. This is one of our many efforts to make the licensing process more efficient and less frustrating for the general public."
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