Renewing Your CDL in South Dakota
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Your commercial driver's license is good for five years and will expire on your birthday.
When it's time to renew your license, you may do so at any exam station. You may do this up to 180 days before the expiration date.
You'll need to complete another driver license application, so that any new information about yourself, such as certifications, may be recorded.
Also, if you have a hazardous materials endorsement, you'll need to pass another written test on the subject in order to keep your endorsement. You'll also need to obtain a security clearance. See our CDL FAQs section for details.
Everyone must pass the vision test. You may also be asked to take another medical exam.
If you pass the necessary tests and pay the $25 renewal fee, you'll be given a new license.
You must self-certify your type of vehicle operation with South Dakota's DPS 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, in addition to a completed self-certification application, provide the DPS with a federal medical certificate.
Questions? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's website provides detailed information.
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