Commercial License

CDL License

CDL List

A Commercial Driver's License (CDL), is required if you plan to operate certain specialized types of vehicles such as buses, heavy oversized vehicles, or vehicles that carries multiple passengers.

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Status & CDL Downgrades

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (DACH) rules state drivers with a “prohibited” Clearinghouse status

  • Are not allowed to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on public roads.
  • Can not have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or commercial learner’s permit (CLP).

Beginning July 1, 2024, the Georgia Department of Driver Services will begin removing the commercial driving privileges (downgrade) from the driver's license of customers that are “prohibited” until the driver completes the return-to-duty (RTD) process. This RTD process is different for each customer. To learn more about the Clearinghouse final rule, visit


Note: Beginning February 7, 2022, ALL entry-level drivers will be subject to the requirements in the FMCSA Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations. This includes drivers applying for a Class A or B for the first time, upgrading an existing CDL to a higher class, or adding a new School Bus, Passenger, or Hazmat Endorsement.

GA Dept. of Driver Services (DDS) Implements New CDL Disqualification for Human Trafficking

Commercial truck drivers and bus drivers (operators of vehicles transporting at least eight passengers) are banned from texting. Violators face penalties up to $2,750.

CDL Hazmat Drivers FAQ's

To get your hazardous material endorsement, please visit the TSA Hazmat Endorsement page.

The Human Trafficking Awareness Training Video is brought to you by the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) Human Resources Administration (HRA).  For more information, visit the HRA Human Trafficking Awareness website.

CDL License Status

The DDS 2 GO App allows you to keep track of your CDL status, view points, and more while on the go. 

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