Although the process to initially obtain your CDL was lengthy, the renewal process is straightforward.
Bring your expired or close-to-expiring Commercial Driver's License to your local driver's license office. Unlike Class E licenses (regular Florida Driver's Licenses), you can ONLY renew your CDL in person.
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If your CDL includes a HAZMAT endorsement that you wish to maintain, you will be required to submit to a fingerprint and background check by the TSA. Since this process can take some time to complete, it is recommended that you begin the process at least a month before your CDL expires. Commercial licenses with a HAZMAT endorsement must be renewed every four years.
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