Weather and road conditions may affect some of our licensing locations. Be sure to check the status of your local office before you go.
If you have a CDL from a state other than Washington and lose your privilege to drive a commercial vehicle in Washington, you can't:
We'll also notify your home state, and they may take action against your driver license.
You can't get an Occupational/Restricted License (ORL) to drive a commercial motor vehicle. However, you may apply for one to operate a non-commercial motor vehicle. For more information, see Restricted driver licenses.
Any person who holds a CDL is deemed to have consented to any testing required by any state or jurisdiction. Driving a commercial motor vehicle implies consent. (See federal rule.)
If any level of alcohol is detected, law enforcement can place a commercial driver out-of-service for 24 hours. It's illegal to operate a commercial vehicle with any alcohol in your system.