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    To renew your commercial driver's license (CDL), you will need to appear in person at one of the offices listed below that handle commercial licenses.

    Of course, in order to extend the life of your CDL for another period, you will have to fill out an application and again prove your physical fitness to handle a commercial vehicle. This entails two principal actions:

    Renewing a Hazmat Endorsement

    If you are renewing a hazardous materials endorsement, you must pass the hazmat written examination again. You will also need to have another background check and update your fingerprints through the Transportation Safety Administration.

    Go to the TSA hazardous materials application website and click on "Fingerprint Locations." Scroll down to see the locations in Hawaii. Note that except for the office in Honolulu, the offices perched on the neighboring islands are open only once or twice a month.

    Neither Lanai nor Molokai has a fingerprinting office location. You might call the appropriate CDL offices to see what, if any, arrangements can be made. Or you might just need to make a trip to the Maui office.

    New Federal Requirements

    You must self-certify your type of vehicle operation with the your county's licensing office. 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 your county's licensing office with a federal medical certificate.

    CDL Office Locations

    Note: In the rural locations, it might be best to call first to double-check the testing hours and to confirm the site.


    • CDL Unit
    • 99-501 Salt Lake Blvd.
    • (808) 487-5534


    • Department of Finance
    • 444 Rice St., Suite 480
    • Lihue, HI
    • (808) 241-4242

    Hawaii (Big Island)

    • Hilo Police Station
    • 349 Kapiolani Street
    • Hilo, HI 96720
    • (808) 961-2222
    • West Hawaii Civic Center
    • 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway
    • (808) 323-4800
    • Waimea Police Station
    • (808) 887-3087


    • Maui Service Center
    • 70 East Kaahumanu Ave., Suite A-17
    • (808) 270-7363
    • Hana
    • 4610 Hana Highway
    • (808) 248-7280
    • Molokai
    • Mitchell Pauole Center
    • 100 Aiona Street
    • (808) 553-3430
    • Lanai
    • 717 Faser Avenue
    • (808) 565-7878
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