Varicose veins with the associated symptoms and complications affect more than 20
million people in the United States. Complications include chronic venous insufficiency,
leg ulcerations, and recurrent deep vein thrombosis.
The presence of varicose veins does not medically disqualify the commercial driver.
Certification/Recertification — Varicose Veins
No recommended time frame
You should not certify the driver until etiology is confirmed and treatment has
been shown to be adequate/effective, safe, and stable.
Maximum certification period — 2 years
Recommend to certify if:
The driver has no complications.
Recommend not to certify if:
As the medical examiner, you believe that the nature and severity of the medical
condition of the driver endangers the health and safety of the driver and the public.
You may on a case-by-case basis obtain additional tests and/or consultation to adequately
assess driver medical fitness for duty.
The driver should have a biennial medical examination.
Venous Disease Recommendation Table (PDF)