The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has implemented further Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extensions to the renewal timelines for expiring Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs), Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLPs), and CDL Medical Certificates.
This extension does not apply to any CDL or CPL holders whose privileges were suspended or revoked for traffic offenses, or to non-domiciled CDL or CLP holders whose lawful presence has expired.
- All CDLs and CLPs that expire between March 1, 2020 and May 30, 2021 will remain valid until May 31, 2021
- CLP holders do not need to retake the general or endorsement knowledge tests if their permits originally expired during this time and have been extended.
CDL Medical Certificates
- Certificates that expire between December 1, 2020 and May 30, 2021 will expire on May 31, 2021.
- Commercial drivers must self-certify prior to the expiration date listed above or their CDLs will be downgraded to Class D licenses.
CDL Road Tests
- The RMV has also waived the 14-day road test waiting period until May 31, 2021.
These changes are part of the continuing effort by the RMV to minimize in-person interaction between customers, RMV Service Center staff, and associated business partners.
- This is the last extension implemented by the RMV unless declared by the FMCSA.
- The RMV is sending emails next week to commercial drivers informing them of the most recent extensions.