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Thread: Moving to a new state, changing my cdl

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    Shawster is offline Rookie
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    Default Moving to a new state, changing my cdl

    I know that I have thirty days to do this, and that I will have to pay, but my question is if I will have to retake the written tests for my cdl and endorsements?

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    The only test you may have to retake will be the haz mat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uturn2001
    The only test you may have to retake will be the haz mat.
    Wrong !!! :roll: :roll: :roll:

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    Look up the CDL Licensing requirements for new residents of that state & call & see what they tell you. Don't be surprised if you end up retaking ALL of your written tests for the state that you're moving to.
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    Not in Florida. I transferred my Class A, plus motorcycle endorsement without retaking any tests.
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    I moved from NC to MO, the only endorsement I had to take the test for again was Hazmat. Everything else, including Motorcycle transferred.
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    It just depends on the state.
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    That varies from state to state greatly. When I moved to IN I even had to take the regular drivers license test...lol you'll have to get in touch with the dmv there to figure out what you'll need to do.

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    Had to retake the Hazmat test when I transferred my Florida CDL to CT (even though the state website made it out like I wouldn't have to). They didn't really seem to have a clue at the DMV. I was lucky to have kept my TSA clearance letter, and have it on hand. At first they were trying to tell me I needed to get printed and go through the background check again. :roll: Hopefully the employees in your state are a bit more competent.
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I do have to retake my tests (I just moved to IL), so I've been brushing up with the IL study guide. I don't yet have hazmat but I need it for my new company- I guess it's just as well that I didn't get it before I moved here.

    The local DMV did have a dedicated CDL holder's window with no need to take a number - it was kind of nice to have that little perk.

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    When I moved to california I had to take all of the written tests, even the test for a regular vehicle...fortunately I passed it and all was good.

    But I believe when I move back to WY in the next few weeks, I believe all I have to do is pay, and probably take the hazmat and do the finger printing since it expires in Nov. of this year anyways :roll:

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    make shure you take a good look at your license before you leave the dmv. when i did this in texas last year they forgot my tanker endorsement and also my motorcycle licence. i was glad i looked before i left.

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