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1. Ernest goes over information and trials in getting your Commercial Driver's License, as one of Ernest's good/long-time friend's had run into some problems when he went to renew his AZ CDL. Here is some info on applying for and renewing for a CDL...
Here is the email Ernest got from his friend about his renewal process:
Howdy, here's my story:
-did my physical then went to DMV
-got picture,took my hazmat and tanker test
-gave me a 10 day temp
-drove 235 miles to wait for the mail, got it 10 days later
-license expired on the day it arrived
-drove 250 miles to DMV
-got 30 day temp ,having someone else check the mail
*licenses are made in California then sent out?
**all legal citizens with that sensitive info?
Applying for a New CDL in Arizona
If you've ever looked at the huge trucks, tanks, and other commercial vehicles barreling down the highway and thought to yourself that you'd like to drive one someday, you can—with the help of a commercial driver's license (CDL).
The process of getting a CDL is a bit more rigorous than getting a regular driver's license, since the vehicles it lets you drive are larger and more difficult to operate than average cars and trucks. Nationally, the regulations for obtaining a commercial driver's license are established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and in Arizona, the licensing process is overseen by the state Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
Who Can Get an AZ CDL?
To be eligible for an Arizona commercial driver's license, you must meet the following guidelines:
Must be at least 18 years old.*
Provide proof that you have at least 1 year of driving experience (cannot be on a motorcycle).
Arizona residents may use their AZ driver's license for proof.
Out-of-state licenses will be acceptable if they were issued more than 1 year before you apply.
If you're applying for an AZ CDL with an out-of-state license, you may also prove your driving experience with a motor vehicle record issued by your home state, which:
Is under 30 days old.
Shows at least 1 year of driving experience.
See Transferring a CDL to Arizona below for details on how to switch your out-of-state CDL to your new state of residence.
*NOTE: Applicants under 21 years old will be restricted to driving commercial vehicles within Arizona, and will not be permitted to transport hazardous materials, per MVD and FMCSA regulations.
Arizona Commercial Learner's Permits
Before you can get your AZ commercial driver's license, you'll need to get your commercial learner's permit (CLP). Although it's not required by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, it's recommended to enroll in a commercial driver education course, to help you prepare for all the exams you will need to take.
When you feel ready, schedule an appointment with your local MVD office, and bring:
The proper medical paperwork (see below).
A completed Commercial Driver License Application (Form 40-5124).
Your Social Security card.
A valid driver's license.
U.S. citizenship/lawful permanent status.
See "Acceptable Identity/Citizenship/Residency Documents" below.
Proof of driving experience (see above).
The appropriate fee for your CLP class; see below for details.
Acceptable Identity/Citizenship/Residency Documents
Proof of Identity
Arizona requires at least 2 documents to prove your identity:
At least 1 document must include a photo of you.*
At least 1 document must be considered a "primary" document and include your date of birth.
Arizona ID cards.
See the full list of acceptable documents and additional MVD requirements.
*NOTE: In lieu of a photo document, you may provide 3 documents to prove your identity and citizenship/lawful status—all other requirements above still apply.
Proof of Citizenship
Proof of U.S. citizenship/lawful permanent status in Arizona requires at least 1 document:
At least 1 document must include a photo of you.*
You will need 1 document considered a "primary" source and 1 document considered a "secondary" source.
See the MVD's list of primary and secondary examples.
If you've legally changed your name due to marriage, divorce, or for other reasons, you will need to bring appropriate legal documents showing the name change.
Certificate of Naturalization.
U.S. military ID.
The AZ Motor Vehicle Division has the full list of examples and some additional terms.
*NOTE: If you do not have a photo document, you may instead present 3 documents to prove your identity and citizenship/lawful status. All other listed requirements above still apply.
Proof of Residency
Proof of Arizona residency requires 1 document that shows BOTH your:
Valid AZ driver's license.
Voter registration card.
Utility bill dated within 30 days of your application.
See the MVD's full list of acceptable documents.
Additional CLP Requirements
Aside from providing the proper documentation and paying the fee, you will need to:
Pass all appropriate written exams for the type of CDL you want.
A passing score of 80% is required.
Submit to a driving record check.
After completing the process, the AZ MVD will issue your commercial learner's permit.
CLP Restrictions in Arizona
Your Arizona CLP will be valid for 6 months. You will have to wait at least 14 days before you can take the skills test needed to obtain your full commercial driver's license.
In the meantime, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration restricts all CLP drivers to practice only while accompanied by a full CDL holder on public roads only.
AZ Commercial Driver's Licenses
Once you've passed at least 14 days with your CLP, and you feel comfortable enough driving a commercial vehicle, you can take your CDL skills test. Schedule another appointment at your local Arizona Motor Vehicle Division office or find a third party that offers skills testing.
You will need to bring:
Your commercial learner's permit (CLP).
Your AZ driver's license.
The appropriate fee—see details below.
If you fail any portion of your skills test, you will need to wait 2 business days before you can retake the exam.
Once you pass and pay all fees, you will be given your Arizona commercial driver's license. Arizona CDLs are valid for 5 years. Check out our guide to renewing your CDL for tips on how to prepare for that.
Transferring a CDL to Arizona
If you've moved to Arizona and wish to transfer your out-of-state CDL, you will have to do so within 30 days of establishing AZ residency.
Schedule an appointment with your local MVD office and bring your:
Medical Examiner Certificate or ADOT card.
Social Security card.
Current, valid commercial driver license from your previous state.
Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent status.
The appropriate fee.
The Arizona MVD will then issue your new AZ commercial driver's license.
CDL Fees in Arizona
The AZ Motor Vehicle Division currently charges the following for commercial driver licenses and related services:
Commercial learner's permits:
Class A or Class B: $25.
Class C: $12.50.
Endorsements: $10 each.
School bus endorsements: Free.
Road/skills tests fees:
Class A or Class B: $25.
Class C: $12.50.
New or transferred CDLs:
Class A or Class B: $25.
Class C: $12.50.
Duplicate CDL: $12.
Military CDL Waivers in Arizona
The MVD has created a program to help current military members or recent veterans transition from driving for the Armed Forces to civilian commercial vehicle operation, by allowing certain service members to have their CDL skills tests waived.
To qualify, you must:
Be active duty or discharged from the military within 1 year of your application date.
Have operated a commercial motor vehicle or military equivalent for at least 2 years immediately proceeding your discharge.
If you meet the qualifications, you can apply by completing a Military Skills Test Waiver (Form 96-0680) and bringing it with you when you apply for your commercial learner's permit.
NOTE: Eligible candidates will still have to pay all required fees and pass all written exams.
Arizona CDL Medical Requirements
All Arizona commercial driver license applicants must acquire certain medical certifications before applying for their learner's permits.
The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division requires a completed:
Medical Examination Report Form (Form MCSA-5875).
Medical Examiner's Certificate (Form MCSA-5876).
To get them, you must see a FMCSA-approved physician.
You may also be required to go through a process called self-certification, where you declare to the state the type of driving you intend on doing with your CDL. For more information, see the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's FAQ page.
After you're deemed physically fit, you will be given a Medical Examiner Certificate. You must keep this document on you at all times while operating a commercial motor vehicle.
You will also have to renew your Medical Examiner Certificate at least every 2 years.
CDL Classes, Endorsements & Restrictions
Arizona CDL Classifications
The FMCSA has established several different classifications of commercial driver's license, each one allowing you to drive different types of commercial vehicles.
The categories include:
Class A CDL—Lets you drive a combination of vehicles over a certain weight, like a tractor-trailer.
Class B CDL—Allows you to drive a single vehicle over a certain weight, such as a straight truck.
Class C CDL—Covers all other types of commercial vehicles over a certain weight not addressed by Class A or Class B CDLs.
The type of CDL you apply for may dictate the type of skills and written exams you will need to take or how much your permit or license will cost.
In Arizona, a Class C commercial driver's license may only be obtained in conjunction with a passenger or HAZMAT vehicle endorsement.
For more general information, see our guide to CDL classifications.
AZ CDL Endorsements & Restrictions
An endorsement is an additional accreditation on your CDL that will allow you to operate a greater number of vehicles. You can get an endorsement by taking extra exams—both written and skill-related—and paying additional fees.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division offer endorsements that will allow you to drive:
Passenger vehicles or school buses.
Double or triple trailers.
On the other hand, you could also have a restriction placed on your commercial driver's license, which would limit the amount of vehicles you're permitted to drive. You might receive a restriction on your CDL if you can't:
Operate a full air brake system.
Drive a manual transmission vehicle.
Take your driving test in the appropriate class of vehicle.
Restrictions can typically be removed from a CDL if you take additional tests and/or pay extra fees. Check out our guide to endorsements and restrictions for more details.
Commercial Driver License Application
Submit to the Motor Vehicle Division to apply for an AZ commercial driver's license.
Medical Examination Report
Medical examination form required by the AZ Motor Vehicle Division when applying for your CDL. Must be completed by a medical professional.
Medical Examiner Certificate
Certificate of medical examination you must carry as an Arizona commercial driver. Must be completed by a doctor.
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Requirements for Renewing a Commercial Drivers License
By: Staff Writer May 31, 2012
In most cases, your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office will mail you a renewal notice several weeks prior to the expiration of your commercial drivers license (CDL).
If you do not receive a license renewal notice, you will be still be responsible for renewing your commercial drivers license on time.
NOTE: Usually, license renewal notices are courtesies; don't rely on them.
Renew License Before Expiration Date
Each DMV governs differently, of course. New York, for example, allows CDL holders to renew in person, online, or by mail, whereas most other states require renewing only in person. In most instances, your renewal notice will explain your options.
When renewing in person, you will need to follow some or all of the following license renewal requirements:
Complete a CDL renewal application form. In most instances you can download this form from your DMV's website. Save time by completing the form before arriving at the DMV.
Provide a recent eye test report. Or, if not, be prepared to pass an eye exam at the DMV.
Furnish a copy of your Medical Examiner's Certificate (if applicable).
Have proper payment for all applicable license renewal fees.
NOTE: If you've allowed your CDL to remain expired for a specified length of time (as determined by your state) you may be required to reapply for a new CDL. This includes passing the written and road tests.
Upgrade CDL During License Renewal
If you plan on adding an endorsement while renewing your CDL, be prepared to pass a written test for the endorsement of your choice. You will also need to have payment for any additional endorsement costs.
Renew CDL with Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME)
In addition to the requirements described above, when renewing your CDL you must also:
Pass a background check, which includes fingerprinting.
Pass a written HazMat endorsement test.
NOTE: Keep in mind that background checks can take up to 30 days to complete. Plan accordingly in relation to your CDL's expiration date.
What does your state require for CDL renewal?
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any applicant for a professional license, driver's license, occupational license, recreational license, or marriage license be recorded on the application;
any individual who is subject to a divorce decree, support order, or paternity determination or acknowledgment be placed in the records relating to the matter; and
any individual who has died be placed in the records relating to the death and be recorded on the death certificate.
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