- Location: Georgia
Renewing Your CDL in Georgia
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Renewing your Georgia commercial driver's license (CDL) must be done in person at any driver's license office. You won't need to take any tests unless your license has expired or you wish to upgrade your endorsements. You may be required to have a new medical exam.
The cost for a CDL renewal is $20, plus $5 for each endorsement.
If you will be transporting hazardous materials and need to upgrade your license to do so, you will need to undergo a background and fingerprint check as part of the application process . The cost for these checks is $89.25 through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Most hazmat endorsements are valid for five years, but this is subject to change as required by the Transportation Security Administration. After the initial background check, only the fingerprint check will be done each renewal period.
If you must take the driving portion of the CDL test for any reason (to upgrade your license class, for example), they are given only in these locations: Gainesville, Jackson, Milledgeville and Thomson. Make an appointment by calling (678) 413-8500.
Offices are open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
You must self-certify your type of vehicle operation with the Georgia DDS by January 2014. This means you must self-certify one of the following driving categories:
- Non-Excepted Interstate
- Excepted Interstate
- Non-Excepted Intrastate
- Excepted Intrastate
If you choose Non-Excepted Interstate, you must provide the DDS with a federal medical certificate.
Submit a completed self-certification application by:
- Faxing to: (770) 918-6251
- Delivering to any DDS office
- Mailing to:
- Attn: RM CDL
- P. O. Box 80447
- Conyers, GA 30013
Questions? Call (678) 413-8400 and ask for a medical certification customer service representative.Organ Donation Survey
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