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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: Causing a fatality through the negligent operation of a commercial motor vehicle, including but not limited to vehicular homicide or assault

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 do I re-qualify?

  • First incident:
    • Pass the Commercial Driver License (CDL) knowledge and driving 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 can't re-qualify from a lifetime disqualification.

Can I appeal the disqualification?

You may request an administrative review.

Related laws

RCW 46.25.090(1)(g) and (2): Disqualification — Grounds for, period of — Records.

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