Commercial driver license

If you do not have a gold star on your license, additional documentation may be required. Review what to bring to determine if any additional documents are needed.

New, expired or renewal: HAZMAT-endorsed CDL applicants must pass the HAZMAT endorsement written test, be fingerprinted, pass the required national-level background check, and present proof of residency prior to receiving the hazardous materials endorsement.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations now require all drivers obtaining an original CDL, or renewing their CDL, to certify with the driver license office in one of four categories. Drivers certifying in non-excepted interstate or non-excepted intrastate commerce must also provide valid medical documentation.

Additional information about CDLs can be found on the FLHSMV Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers page.

Appointments for airbrakes, combination vehicles, and general knowledge can be scheduled here here.

Appointments for HAZMAT (exam only) can be scheduled here.


  State fees* effective September 1, 2009

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