Renewing Your CDL in Utah

If you currently hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in Utah, the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Division (DLD) requires you to go through a specific process to renew.

Make sure that you have everything you need before heading to the driver license office.

UT CDL Renewal Eligibility

Luckily, Utah gives you a big window to renew your CDL: you can renew as early as 6 months before it is about to expire. Once renewed, your CDL will be valid for 5 years.

If you know that you are not going to be in Utah during the time that you are eligible to renew, then you can give the DPS your information and required documents ahead of time. For more information on this, you can contact the DPS Driver License Division at (801) 965-4437.

If you are active duty military, your CDL will expire 90 days after the date that you are discharged. Please bring any necessary discharge documents with you to the driver license office when you go to renew.

Renewing Your Utah CDL

All CDL renewals must be done in person at a driver license office*. Before you head to a convenient office location, make sure to have your:

Once you get to a driver license office, you’ll have your picture taken.

HAZMAT Endorsement Requirements

If you have a HAZMAT endorsement on your CDL, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will need to perform a background check, and you will need to take the written knowledge test, every time that you renew.

To avoid being disqualified for an expired background check, it’s strongly recommended that you get the background check done before heading to the driver license office to renew.

The HAZMAT federal background checks are valid for 5 years. For more information, see our page on HAZMAT endorsements.

Utah CDL Medical Requirements

Federal law requires that all CDL holders self-certify as to what type of commercial driving they will be doing. The Commercial Driver License Medical Self Certification (Form CDL-42) must be completed:

  • Every 2 years.
  • If the type of commercial driving you are doing has changed.

Depending on what you certify as, you may need to have a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (Form MCSA-5876) completed by a medical examiner from the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

If your information is up to date, just bring your DOT card for proof. See our page on Applying for a Utah CDL for more information on medical requirements.

CDL Renewal Fees in UT

Here is what you can expect when it comes to Utah commercial driver license renewal fees:

  • CDL renewal: $52.
  • Endorsement renewal: $9 per endorsement.
    • Motorcycle endorsement renewal: Additional $18.


Application For License
Utah Driver License Division application for a regular, motorcycle, OR commercial permit OR license. Can also be used to apply for a UT identification card.
Commercial Driver License Medical Self Certification
If you're applying for a Utah CDL, use this DLD form to self certify as an intrastate OR interstate excepted OR non-excepted commercial driver.
Medical Examiner's Certificate
Certain Utah CDL holders are required to complete and carry this medical examiner's certificate.
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