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Starting June 1, 2017, DC DMV began issuing a new driver license and identification card with the same look; however, the jurisdiction will be Washington, DC. All existing credentials are valid until the expiration date.

Starting June 6, 2017, the Inspection Station is operating on Spring/Summer hours.

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Obtain an Intrastate CDL

DC DMV offers an intrastate CDL that allows drivers to operate CMVs only within the District of Columbia.

To get a DC DMV intrastate CDL, you must be at least 18 years old, you must have a valid NCDL, you must have at least 2 years of driving experience, and you must have a good driving history.

To get a DC DMV intrastate CDL, you must follow all other requirements and steps for obtaining a regular CDL, including eligibility, documentation, testing, and payment of fees, all of which are explained on the pages listed below:

CDL Eligibility and Documentation

CDL Knowledge Tests

CDL Learner Permits

CDL Road Skills Tests

CMV Group and CDL Class and Endorsements

A DC DMV intrastate CDL has certain restrictions:

  • You may operate CMV Class C vehicles only.
  • You may not get endorsements for H (Hazardous Materials), N (Tank), P (Passenger), S (School Bus), and T (Double/Triple Trailer) CMV classes.
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