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New CDL Permit Requirements
In order to test for a commercial driver license, an individual must obtain a CDL permit.
•CDL Permits must be held for 14 days (not counting the date of issue) prior to being eligible for CDL testing (testing will be the 15th day after issue)
•All permits will now reflect all endorsements and all restrictions.
•Permit must have all endorsements and/or restrictions for the class of CMV to be trained/tested for.
•Any existing CDL holder that is upgrading class of CMV or adding an endorsement requiring a road test must obtain an appropriate CDL permit and hold for 14 days prior to testing. Example: Class A CDL holder wanting to add a passenger endorsement must get an IB Permit with P endorsement and P restriction.
•No longer is a placarded vehicle allowed to be used for commercial vehicle training or testing with a CDL permit holder.
•CDL permits are issued for 180 days, upon expiration can be renewed once for an additional 180 days.
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New CDL Medical Requirements
State of Alaska - DMV requires a current medical examiner's certificate (DOT Physical) to be submitted to them for DMV files before issuing an original, renewal, or duplicate commercial driver's permit or license (CDL).
FMCSA Bulletin to Medical Examiners and Training Organizations Regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Medical Examiner Registry Rule
Requires that your medical examination be completed by an examiner on the National Registry as established by federal law in 2012. To see if your medical provider has been certified, or for more information visit: http://nrcme.fmcsa.dot.gov You can also click here for a current listing of Alaska medical providers sent to us by FMCSA.
Click here for contact information on how and where to obtain your TWIC or Hazardous Materials Endorsement Fingerprint & Background Check
State of Alaska - DMV Website
DMV has posted information to help you prepare and apply for your Alaska Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
Requirements, Qualifications, Permits, Classification of License and transferring from another State.
New CDL Eligibility Requirement - Age
State of Alaska has adopted the Federal Regulation regarding commercial driver licensing age requirements effective 11/26/2015.
An individual must now be a minimum age 21 years to have a Hazardous Materials and/or Passenger Endorsement on their commercial driver license (CDL).
An individual may still be 19 years of age for Intrastate driving without those endorsements.
An individual must be 21 years of age for Interstate driving with or without those endorsements.