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Virtual Hearings for Minor Moving Violations, Reinstatement, and Show Cause
DC DMV’s online appointment scheduler will be temporarily down for emergency maintenance beginning at 11:30 am on Tuesdays. Service will be restored by 12 pm.
All Service Centers, Adjudication Services, and the Brentwood CDL Office are operating on an "Appointment Only" basis.

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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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