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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 Required Written Tests

 

Class of CDL License Required Written Tests Option Written Tests - Depending on Vehicle Type
Class A General Knowledge Combination Air Brakes Doubles and Triples Tanker Passenger School Bus Hazardous Materials (Requires background test through TSA before issuance)
Class B General Knowledge Air Brakes Tanker Passenger School Bus Hazardous Materials (Requires background test through TSA before issuance)
Class C General Knowledge Passenger School Bus Tanker Hazardous Materials (Requires background test through TSA before issuance)

 

Last Modified on Oct 05, 2020
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