CDL Renewal

Requirements to Renew a Class A, B or C Commerical Driver's License

  • Provide proper identification
  • Social security number
  • Pass vision test
  • Proof of current liability insurance, if applicable
  • Proof of Louisiana residency
  • Successful completion of required tests, if applicable
  • Completion of a self-certification form initially and whenever the type of commerce changes.
  • Current Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
    • If the Medical Examiner’s Certificate is performed on or after May 21, 2014, the examination must have been performed by an examiner certified by the National Registry of Medical Examiners. For a list of Nationally Registered Medical Examiners, please visit National Registry
If the class A, B, or C license is expired or downgraded for at least one year, the applicant must pass the knowledge examination required for the class of license and endorsement(s) for which the license is being renewed or upgraded. If two years, the applicant is also required to pass a skills test in a vehicle of the same class for which the license is being renewed or upgraded.

Additional Information

Any law enforcement officer, court officer, and member(s) of his immediate family as defined in R.S. 32:409(C) shall be given the option of providing his official work address or post office box instead of a residential address. If a person exercises this option, then the person shall not be eligible for voter registration at the driver’s license facility as provided for in R.S. 18:114. A Non-Disclosure Form (DPSMV 164) must be completed and submitted with original proof of employment or retirement. The proof of employment or retirement must be dated with the most recent 6 months, the original form and original proof of employment or retirement must be submitted along with application for imaging. Participants in the program will not be eligible to register to vote at the Office of Motor Vehicles.

Louisiana’s Address Confidentiality Program is administered by the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office. The program provides relocated victims of abuse, sexual assault or stalking with substitute services (e.g., driver’s license, voter registration, public school records, etc.) Additional information on the Address Confidentiality Program can be accessed at.
https://www.sos.la.gov/OurOffice/AddressConfidentialityProgram/Pages/default.aspx

All applicants enrolled in this program will be issued an Address Confidentiality Program Authorization Card and must present it to the operator when requesting Address Confidentiality Program privileges.


Hazardous Materials Endorsement

Every applicant for a hazmat endorsement (new, renewal, change-state-of-record) is required to have a security threat assessment prior to the issuance of a hazmat endorsement. This is a federal requirement. The state has no discretion.

Integrated Biometric Technology (IBT) is the agent for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who will capture and submit fingerprints for Louisiana. The cost to be fingerprinted is $86.50, payable by credit/debit card, money order, certified check or company check.  To initiate your application, go to https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/programs/hme or call toll free 1-855-347-8371.

Louisiana will accept a security threat assessment if it is completed within the most recent 6 months. Any security threat assessment more than 6 months old will be considered invalid. This applies to Louisiana drivers as well as those individuals changing their state of record. States will differ in procedures.

If you have an out-of-state CDL License with a hazmat endorsement, Louisiana will accept a security threat assessment if it has been completed within the most recent 6 months (with appropriate verification).


If you have not had a security threat assessment, you have the following options:

Option 1:
If your home licensing state utilizes IBT, you can apply for the security threat assessment at one of the Louisiana locations. Once the threat assessment has been completed and your home-state-of-record notified. Louisiana can verify that assessment and transfer your license with the hazmat. In essence, you would retain your hazmat endorsement through the entire process.

Option 2:
You can transfer your license without the hazmat endorsement and then apply for the threat assessment.

Option 3:
If your home licensing state does not utilize IBT, you can return to your home state to apply for the threat assessment and, once it is completed and verified, transfer your license with the hazmat endorsement.

Please make every effort to contact IBT using the website (universalenroll.dhs.gov) or the toll-free number (1-855-347-8371) in order to initiate your application.


Hazmat Drivers

Please read Integrated Biometric Technology’s (IBT’s) following 4 Step Application and Fingerprinting Process to ensure that all HAZPRINT driver applicants are taken care of quickly and efficiently. IBT is the authorized contractor for the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) hazmat threat assessment program.

Step 1- Filling Out the Application

Drivers should complete the TSA HAZPRINT driver application on our website--universalenroll.dhs.gov, or by calling the Driver Service Center at (1-855-347-8371). The operator at the Driver Service Center will guide the driver through the process and ensure the application is completed correctly. The driver can also call the Service Center at any time if they have questions about the website. It is important to note that the application must be completed, either on-line or through the Driver Service Center, prior to arriving at the fingerprint capture location. It cannot be done at the fingerprinting site.

Included with the application process is the payment of a $86.50 fee. There are two forms of payment accepted: Credit Card and Money Order. The driver can pay by credit card directly on the website or by providing the information to the operator at the Driver Service Center. Electronic payments are the most secure and convenient for the driver, and will save time at the fingerprint collection site. For those drivers who choose not to pay electronically, the driver must bring a money order in the amount of $86.50, made out to Integrated Biometric Technology, LLC, to the fingerprint collection site.

Remember, whatever payment method is chosen by the driver, they must complete the application on-line or by calling the Driver Service Center in advance of being fingerprinted, as we cannot fingerprint a driver who has not completed the HAZPRINT application and paid the $86.50 fee.

Step 2- Getting Fingerprinted

The driver’s fingerprints will be collected at one of over 100 fixed and mobile sites in the United States. The universalenroll.dhs.gov web site and the Driver Service Center, (1-855-347-8371), are the best sources of information on current site locations, operating hours, and driving directions to the site. Drivers from any of the participating states can be printed at any of our sites- even those in another state. Drivers will be required to provide 2 forms of identification prior to being fingerprinted please refer to the List of Acceptable Primary and Secondary Forms of Identification for details. In addition to being fingerprinted, the driver will be asked to review and electronically sign the application to verify its accuracy.

NOTE** The fingerprint capture location only collects and forwards the electronic application and fingerprints. They do not have specific information about the program, nor will they receive status reports after the submission is made.

Step 3- Security Threat Assessment

Based on the data provided on the HAZPRINT application, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will perform a threat assessment for each driver applicant.

The results of this assessment will be provided directly to the applicant’s state Department of Motor Vehicles. The applicant will also receive a letter from TSA with the results of the assessment.

Step 4- Status

Approximately 6 weeks after the applicant has been fingerprinted, if he/she has not received a letter from the TSA, information on the status of an application should be available at the Driver Service Center at (1-855-347-8371).

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