Renewing Your CDL in New Jersey

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How to Renew

In New Jersey, you must renew your commercial driver's license (CDL) every 4 years. You will receive your renewal application through the mail from the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) before your license expires.

To renew your CDL:

After you pay the renewal fee ($42 plus $2 per endorsement), you will be issued a new license. In addition, some commercial drivers will want to add an endorsement to their CDL, which will require additional testing and fees.

You may not renew your CDL online or through the mail; you must do so in person.

Renewing a Hazardous Materials Endorsement

Commercial drivers who hold a hazardous materials (hazmat) endorsement have to take additional steps to renew their CDLs. To keep the endorsement, you must submit to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check every time you renew, at a cost of $86.50. You might also be asked to retake the hazmat endorsement written test every time you renew.

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