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TSA is extending for 90 days the exemption from Renewal of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Security Threat Assessment for certain individuals, click here for more information.

FMCSA has determined that it is in the public interest to issue a waiver, limited in scope and circumstances, to address expiration dates of Commercial Driver Licenses and Commercial Learner permits, as well as expiring Medical Examiner certificates.

To respond to this unique event and to continue the ability of intrastate and interstate CDL and CLP holders and interstate non-CDL drivers to transport goods in response to the COVID-19 emergency, this waiver:

  • Essentially extends the expiration date of a CDL until September 30, 2020 for CDLs due for renewal on or after March 1, 2020.
  • Essentially extends the expiration date of a Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) until September 30, 2020 for CDLs due for renewal on or after March 1, 2020, without requiring the CLP holders to retake the general and endorsement knowledge tests.
  • Essentially extends the validity of a Medical Examiner Certificate (MEC / DOT) card that expires after March 1, 2020, provided that the original certificate was valid for 90 days or longer.
    • The Driver License Division will continue to send a status of “Certified” for those who meet these requirements.

* These extensions do not apply to CDL license holders who have had their privileges revoked, suspended, or sanctioned.


If you are ready to apply for your commercial driver license, visit our CDL Original, Renewal, Duplicate page and schedule a commercial license appointment.