About one month before your Commercial Driver License (CDL) expires you should receive a renewal notice in the mail, if we have your most current mailing address. Answer all the questions on the notice, sign it, and bring it to the Customer Services Office closest to you for processing along with the renewal fee. A CDL must be renewed in person.
If you want to upgrade your CDL to a higher class, you must must obtain a Commercial Learners Permit and hold it for a minimum of 14 days. If you wish to drive combination vehicles or add endorsements, you must take and pass the appropriate knowledge tests. A skills test (pre-trip inspection and on-road driving test) will be required in a vehicle representative of the class of vehicle you wish to drive. You will be subject to a subsequent test fee for this examination.
In accordance with State and Federal law, any person holding a CDL from another state must transfer their out-of-state CDL within 30 days after establishing residency in Vermont.