Renewing Your CDL in Washington DC
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How to Renew
Commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) in the District of Columbia must be renewed in person at the Brentwood CDL Center. You may renew your CDL up to 6 months before it will expire.
The DMV accepts only original documents―no photocopies or scanned documents allowed. Please bring the following to renew your CDL:
- A completed Commercial Driver's License Application.
- A U.S. Department of Transportation Medical Examination Report (Form 649-F) completed by a physician.
- Your current CDL.
- CDL Supplemental form.
- Proof of citizenship.
- Change of name or change of address documentation, if applicable.
If you do not have a Real ID compliant CDL you will also need to bring:
If you CDL has been expired for more than 60 days you will be required to pass the knowledge test as well as the skills test.
The renewal fee is $117 plus $20 per endorsement. If you are required to retake the tests you will pay $10 for the knowledge test and $10 for the skills test.
If you are required to pass the skills test you must make an appointment by calling (202) 737-4404. If you need to to cancel your test you must do at least 48 hours prior to the test or you will pay a $30 cancellation fee.
How to Add an Endorsement
If you hold a current DC CDL and want to add any endorsements, you must:
- Pass an additional knowledge test fee of $10 associated with the desired endorsement.
- Pay the $20 fee to add an endorsement.
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