FMCSA Extends Waivers For Renewal of CDL, Driver Medical Exams, Medical Certificates To Feb. 28

The FMCSA has extended its waivers for renewal of CDL licensure, CDL learner’s permits and driver medical examinations and certificates that expired on or after March 1, 2020.

The waiver is now extended through February 28, 2021.

The FMCSA is also extending the waiver allowing state licensing agencies to not downgrade driver status due expiring or expired CDL licenses, permits, medical examinations and certificates through February 28, 2021.

Drivers are only covered by the FMCSA waivers for CDL licenses and learner’s permit if their respective state licensing agency also adopts the waivers.

Pennsylvania currently has a waiver in place until December 31, 2020. More information on the current state waivers and any additional extensions can be found on the PennDOT website by Clicking Here

The waiver for medical certificates and medical exams apply automatically. The waivers are not valid for CDL licenses, learner’s permits, and medical certificates expiring before March 1, 2020.

The FMCSA waiver can be downloaded here.

The TSA has not yet extended the waiver for driver hazardous material endorsements (HMEs) that expire on December 31, 2020. EMA is working with TSA to issue an extension for HMEs.

Pennsylvania has not extended this waiver past October 29, 2020.

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