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Due to flooding, the Everett Driver Licensing Services Office is closed. It'll reopen for business on June 11. In the meantime, customers are encouraged to access our online services or visit these nearby offices: Smokey Point, Lynnwood, and Shoreline.

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

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

Deferred prosecution

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

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 $35 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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