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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 16COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE
SUBCHAPTER CCHANGE OF LICENSE STATUS, RENEWALS, SURRENDER OF LICENSE, FEES
RULE §16.72Renewals

(a) When a valid commercial driver license (CDL) is renewed after the original issuance and there is no change in status, the applicant will be given the vision exam. If the licensee has a hazardous materials endorsement he must take and pass the hazardous materials knowledge examination, and pass a background check conducted by the appropriate federal agency. To maintain the hazardous materials endorsement beyond the initial 90 day period from the date the CDL is issued, the department must receive a Notification of No Security Threat from the appropriate federal agency conducting the background check.

(b) When a CDL is renewed after the original issuance and there is a change in status (advance in grade, endorsement added, or restriction removed), the applicant will be given the vision test, as well as the appropriate knowledge and skills tests if these are required for the requested changes. If the licensee has a hazardous materials endorsement he must take and pass the hazardous materials knowledge examination, and pass a background check conducted by the appropriate federal agency. To maintain the hazardous materials endorsement beyond the initial 90 day period from the date the CDL is issued, the department must receive a Notification of No Security Threat from the appropriate federal agency conducting the background check.

(c) Applicants who have passed a background check and have been issued a hazardous materials endorsement will not be required to complete a new background check to retain the hazardous materials endorsement provided that the expiration date of the renewed CDL does not exceed the expiration date of the background check.

(d) Applicants required to register under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure may be renewed 60 days prior to expiration; all others may be renewed within 12 months of the expiration date.

(e) All applications for CDL renewals must be made in person.

(f) All applicants for CDL must provide information relating to their United States citizenship and provide their county of residence at the time of application for renewal.


Source Note: The provisions of this §16.72 adopted to be effective July 16, 1990, 15 TexReg 3808; amended to be effective June 29, 2000, 25 TexReg 6155; amended to be effective March 28, 2001, 26 TexReg 2406; amended to be effective December 13, 2009, 34 TexReg 8789

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