CDL suspensions: Conviction in court of driving any motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Deferred prosecution

Entering into a deferred prosecution program is considered a DUI conviction for commercial driver license (CDL) suspension purposes.

How long will my license be disqualified?

  • First incident: 1 year (3 years if the incident occurred while you were transporting hazardous materials.)
  • Second incident or more: For life

How to re-qualify

  • First incident:
    • Pass the CDL knowledge and skills tests.
    • For a hazardous materials endorsement, pass a separate knowledge test. (We also may require you to show us a letter from the Transportation Security Administration stating you passed their background check.)
    • Pay a $20 re-qualification fee.
  • Second incident or more: You cannot re-qualify after a lifetime disqualification.

Can I appeal the disqualification?

You may request an administrative review.

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