Agribusiness: CDL

Drivers are no longer required to get a Skills Test Results form from a Driver Licensing Office. The process for skills test scheduling and training certificate submission has changed as of April 30, 2018.

If you're driving a commercial vehicle for agribusiness purposes only, you can get a restricted CDL without meeting the minimum training requirements.

An "agribusiness" is someone who transports the following during the normal course of business:

  • Farm machinery, farm equipment, and implements of husbandry
  • Farm supplies and materials
  • Seed, feed, fertilizer, and crop protection products
  • Unprocessed agricultural commodities
  • Any combination of the above

What you need to know?

To get a restricted agribusiness CDL the driver must meet all the steps to getting a CDL — except for submitting a training certificate.

A skills test can't be scheduled until the agribusiness application has been approved, and if testing with DOL, payment has also been received.

To remove the CDL agribusiness restriction and keep the CDL, a training certificate from an approved school or registered employer must be submitted to CDLTrainingCerts@dol.wa.gov. After you receive confirmation that the certificate has been approved, you can visit a licensing office to have a CDL issued without the restriction.

How to apply

  1. Employer submits the Minimum Training Requirements Exemption Application by:
  2. When the application is approved, we'll email the drivers ID number to the employer at which time the skills test can be scheduled.
    • If testing with a Third Party Examiner (TPE) contact a TPE to schedule and arrange payment.
    • If Testing with DOL examiner contact us at 360.902.3785 to schedule and pay for the skills test.
  3. 24 hours after passing the skills test you can take your approved agribusiness waiver to the licensing office to be issued the restricted CDL. Driver licensing fees will apply.

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