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 Examination Report (Form 649-F)

Hazardous Materials 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.

Driving Tests

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 Customer Service locations: Albany, Between, Brunswick, Cumming, Dalton, Gainesville, Jackson, Milledgeville and Thomson. Make an appointment by calling (678) 413-8500.

You must pay the $50 road test fee at the time you schedule the road test appointment. If you miss the appointment you will lose your $50 fee and must pay again when you schedule your next appointment.

New Federal Requirements

You must self-certify your type of vehicle operation with the Georgia DDS. 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.

You can now do your self- certification or your medical certification online. It is important to read all of the qualifications for using the online system before you submit your information.

You can also submit a completed Commercial Driver Self-Certification Form (Form DDS-1207) IN PERSON ONLY to any Department of Driver Services Customer Service Center.

Questions? Call (678) 413-8400 and ask for a medical certification customer service representative.


Commercial Driver Self Certification
Form required to self-certify with the DDS as an excepted OR non-excepted interstate OR intrastate commercial driver.
Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination
Medical examination form required to be submitted as part of your application for a Georgia commercial driver's license. Must be completed by a medical professional.

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