COVID-19 CDL FAQsPosted on Mar 27, 2020 in
The following is a Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQs) discussion on the State of Hawaii’s COVID-19 emergency procedures as it relates to drivers of commercial motor vehicles. As of June 1, 2021, there are no longer any waivers or extensions to an expired commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP). However, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a waiver until August 31, 2021 for a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) and medical variance issued for a period of 90 days or longer and expired on or after March 1, 2021, unless the waiver is terminated earlier by FMCSA. The renewal and issuance of new CDLs and CLPs at county CDL offices returned to their normal daily office processing levels since January 1, 2021. (The temporary interim procedures conveyed in the FAQs are subject to change. Please continue to check this website for the latest revisions.)
(Revised June 18, 2021)
- Am I still allowed to legally drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) if my commercial driver’s license (CDL) has expired?
- Am I still medically qualified to legally drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) if my medical examiner’s certificate (MEC) has expired?
- Am I still allowed to legally drive a commercial motor vehicle containing hazardous materials if my TSA Hazardous Materials Threat Assessment for my hazardous materials endorsement (HME) has expired?
- Will my class of CDL be downgraded to a Class 3 driver’s license if my medical examiner’s certificate has expired?
- Will my commercial learner’s permit (CLP) be valid if it expires during this emergency period?
- What will happen to my expired CDL that was extended until May 31, 2021 during the past emergency period?
- What will happen to my expired CDL with a hazardous materials endorsement (HME) that expired and allowed a TSA expiration date exemption during the emergency period once the COVID-19 emergency proclamation has ended?
- My commercial driver’s license (CDL) or commercial learner’s permit (CLP) expired after the 19th emergency proclamation period ended on May 31, 2021. What happens if I could not get an appointment in time to renew my CDL or CLP?
- My commercial driver’s license (CDL) was granted the extension from the expiration date through May 31, 2021. When I renew my CDL, will I get issued my renewed CDL with the extra days?
- Must I still hold my commercial learner’s permit (CLP) at least 14-days before being eligible to take the skills tests?