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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.

Commercial Driver License - Hazmat

  1. Do I have to do anything different on the drive test if I have passed the written examination to haul Hazmat prior to my taking the skills test examination?

    • No. Throughout the test the applicant will NOT be driving as if they are carrying a Hazmat load. Because the vehicle is not properly marked to carry Hazmat, that applicant will NOT be stopping at any railroad crossings for the sole purpose of such load.
Last Modified on Oct 05, 2020
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