Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDL), Commercial Learner's Permits (CLP) and Federal Waivers


The expiration dates of CDLs and CLPs were extended through December 31, 2020 and are NOT included in the June 1, 2021 extension.

Any CDL or CLP holder who is required to provide a medical examiner's certificate (MEC) to the Secretary of State and whose MEC expired between June 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 were required to submit a valid MEC to SOS by December 31, 2020.

On December 15, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) issued a discretionary waiver that allows, but does not require, states to extend the expiration dates of certain CDLs and CLPs through February 28, 2021, as well as extend the period of time for certain drivers to file a valid MEC until February 28, 2021. Due to the low number of CDL and CLP holders who had not renewed their CDL or CLP or submitted a valid MEC by December 31, 2020, the Secretary of State did not exercise this waiver.