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Anyone turning 21 years of age should not renew a license until 3 weeks before their 21st birthday.
Medical WaiverA commercial driver may be granted a waiver from the following physical qualification requirements: vision, insulin-dependent diabetes, deaf and hard of hearing and limb impairment.
If your medical examiner’s certificate is only valid with a vision, diabetes or a skills performance evaluation waiver granted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA), or if you are an intrastate driver with a MnDOT waiver or hold a DVS School Bus Waiver, you must also provide a copy of your waiver.To obtain a federal exemption or waiver, you must contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA), which will advise on how to proceed.Diabetes/Vision waivers: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/topics/medical/exemptions.htmSkill Performance: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/topics/medical/spepackage.htmFMCSA Phone: 1 (800) 832-5660FMCSA Midwestern Service Center: (708) 283-3577For information about MnDOT waivers, contact the MnDOT Driver Medical Program at (651) 366-3674.
Adding EndorsementsWith a Class A CDL, you are eligible for endorsements on your license. Refer to the CDL Endorsements and Restrictions Page for more information.
*Proof of Citizenship Requirement
If the name on the above document is different from the current name on the CDL, the customer must also present proof of the legal name change(s). Acceptable proof consists of certified marriage certificates, certified divorce decrees or other certified court orders. Divorce decrees or other court orders must specify the name change. Identity and name change documents need to show a clear link between the citizenship or permanent residency document and the current name.
Medical Self-CertificationReference: Minnesota Statutes, sections 171.162, 221.031 and 221.0314, and 49 CFR 383.71 and 383.73.
Minnesota Commercial Driver’s License Manual
Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act
Requisitos de Identificacion
Medical Conditions and Your License - Just the Facts
Expedited (Fast Track) Driver's License - Just the Facts
Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness (PS30158)
Commercial Driver's License Medical Self-Certification Form (PS33203)
CDL Medical Self-Certification FAQs
CDL Medical Self-certification Information Sheet
Effective January 1, 2014, the driver’s license filing fee which pays for the costs of the services provided in the driver’s license/ID card issuance process, increases from $5 to $8, as required by Minn. Stat. 171.061, HF 1444, Chapter 117.
Starting January 30, 2012, if you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or are applying for a CDL, you will need to certify the following information with Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS):
Driver and Vehicle Services – Central OfficeTown Square Building445 Minnesota Street, Suite 190Saint Paul, MN 55101-5190