Transfer Out-of-State Commercial Driver's License

Basic Requirements

  1. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Must be able to pass a Vision Exam.
  3. Applicants must pass a Hazardous Material Knowledge Test to transfer the Hazmat endorsement.
  4. All Drivers must Certify their Driving Category.
  5. Applicants must provide Medical Certification if required.
  6. Applicants must provide Medical Waivers if required.

Document Requirements

  1. Proof of identity, residential address, full social security number, and U.S. citizenship or lawful status in the United States. Please visit Real ID Requirements for more information.
  2. Submit an unexpired out-of-state commercial driver's license. We'll also accept an out-of-state commercial driver's license that expired less than two years. If the out-of-state commercial driver's license has been lost or stolen:
    1. You must provide a certified copy of your driving record or motor vehicle report from the state that issued the card.
    2. The MVR must be dated within the last 30 days.
    3. Note: DDS does not accept uncertified copies printed from websites, but a fax may be sent to the DDS directly from the other state agency.
  3. All documents must be in English.

For fee information, view FEES and TERMS.

All Customers visiting a center must fill out the required License/ID/Permit form and schedule an appointment.


  1. You must apply for a Georgia driver's license within 30 days of becoming a Georgia resident.
  2. Applicants 18 to 21 can obtain a commercial driver's license but may only drive in Georgia. On or after the 21st birthday, the driver may have the "Georgia Only" restriction lifted at a customer service center.
  3. Be prepared to take a photo.
  4. Fill out the required application form before you arrive.

View our CDL License page for more information on Commercial Licenses.