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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


The first conviction for any of the following offenses will cause you to lose your commercial driving privilege for one (1) year:

  1. Driving or being APC in a CMV with a blood alcohol level .04 or more.

  2. Refusal to Submit to a chemical test

  3. Driving or APC while under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants.

  4. Hit and run accident

  5. Any felony involving the use of a commercial vehicle

  6. Operating a CMV while commercial driving privilege is revoked, suspended, canceled, denied, or disqualified.

  7. Manslaughter homicide, or negligent homicide.

  8. Fraud related to examination for or issuance of a commercial leaner permit or CDL.

  9. Failure to submit to skills or knowledge reexamination for purpose of a CLP or CDL within thirty (30) days of receipt of notification from DPS.

The first conviction for any of the above offenses which involves a vehicle required to be placarded for hazardous materials will result in a three (3) year disqualification.

A second conviction for any of the above offenses will result in lifetime disqualification (regardless of the time period between convictions).

To reinstate from disqualification:

Reinstatement from disqualification does not require the payment of any fees. When the individual has completed the period of disqualification their driving privilege will be reinstated providing they are otherwise eligible.

Last Modified on Oct 05, 2020
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