Renewing Your CDL in Hawaii
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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:
- Ace a vision exam.
- Turn in the DOT Medical Report (Form DOT-H 2058) showing you are still able to handle behind-the-wheel duties.
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
- 4444 Rice Street, Suite A480
- Lihue, HI 96766
- (808) 241-4242
Hawaii (Big Island)
- Hilo Driver Licensing Office
- 349 Kapiolani Street
- Hilo, HI 96720
- (808) 961-2222
- West Hawaii Civic Center
- (808) 323-4800
- Waimea Driver Licensing Office
- (808) 881-3488
- Maui Service Center
- 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Suite A-17
- (808) 270-7363
- (808) 248-7280
- (808) 553-3430
- (808) 565-7878