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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Commercial driver license (CDL) and commercial learner permit (CLP) expiration dates have been extended by FMCSA until November 30, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1st, 2020. Medical certificate and variance expiration dates have been extended until November 30, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to June 1, 2021.

 

DPS and tag agents are now offering eight (8) year driver licenses and identification cards. Fees are double the four (4) year option.

Expansion of the CDL Third Party Examiner Program

The Department of Public Safety will be increasing the number of Third Party Examiners (TPE) across the State. To be considered to be a TPE, you must be employed by a Public School, Career Technology Center or a Certified Commercial Truck School that is approved and licensed by the Department of Public Safety. The information provided below will explain the rules in which you will be governed by and any fee’s that could apply to the application process. Mandatory training is a requirement and any cost associated with the program will be the responsibility of those entering into the agreement with the Department of Public Safety.

For Public Schools and Career Technology Centers, and existing Certified Oklahoma Truck Schools, you will need to print and read the information in Title 595:11-5 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC).

Please complete the Third Party Examiner Program Questionnaire and email to: CDLThirdPartyExaminers@dps.ok.gov

 

If you are not an existing truck school but interested in becoming a Certified Truck School and TPE, you will need to print and read the information in Title 595:11-7 and 595:11-5 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC).

Please complete the questionnaire that is also provided. You will email to: CDLTruckSchool@dps.ok.gov

 

If you have questions in regards to the TPE program or Certified Truck Training, please send questions to the emails provided.

 

 

Subchapter 5 - Commercial Driver License Third-Party Examiners

Last Modified on Apr 29, 2021
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