We're upgrading our systems to better secure your information. All vehicle and driver licensing offices will be closed August 31 – September 3, 2018. Some online services will be affected before and during the new system launch. We encourage you to complete your transactions now, in our offices or online.

Apply for, update, or transfer your CDL

Non-domicile changes effective February 13, 2018

We've implemented a temporary workaround for non-domiciled Commercial Driver License (CDL) holders that will need to renew their CDL between February – September 2018.

There have been changes for CDL drivers who aren't United States citizens. If you have a CDL and have an:

  • Unexpired Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • or
  • Unexpired foreign passport with an approved unexpired I-94 form

We'll issue you a non-domiciled CDL for 1 year.

If you have an unexpired Commercial License Permit (CLP) you can apply for a CDL if you meet all other requirements to hold a CDL. See Steps to getting a CDL. All documents must be approved and valid (not expired) at the time we issue your CDL.

When you apply, upgrade, or transfer your CDL, visit a driver licensing office location, and if you haven't already, you'll need to:

Always verify the document we issue you is correct. If you have questions, please ask us.

  • At the time of transferring to WA, if you don't transfer the OOS CDL, you'll be required to meet all WA CDL requirements to get a CDL. See Steps to getting a CDL.
  • If you upgrade your CDL, make sure you've taken all required knowledge tests before we issue your CLP. If you don't you'll have to:
    • Get another CLP
    • Wait 14 days to take a skills test

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