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CLP / CDL Issuance

CDL Third Party Testers may contact a CDL Consultant with the Office of Motor Vehicles to schedule an appointment for applicants who: 
  • Require issuance of a CDL after successfully passing a commercial motor vehicle skills test
  • Have attended CDL truck driving school and must obtain a CLP  
For a list of CDL Third Party Testers click here.

CLP Extension
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) granted a waiver that provides needed relief from certain regulations applicable to Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLP). As a result of that waiver, Louisiana has extended the expiration of CLP’s until June 30, 2020 provided:
  • The CLP holder’s Louisiana license expired on or after March 1, 2020
  • The expiration of the CLP is on or after March 1, 2020
  • The CLP holder’s driving privileges are not suspended or withdrawn for traffic offenses 
  • The CLP holder has proof of a valid medical certificate that is either currently valid or did not expire until March 1, 2020 or later. A paper copy of the medical certificate must be carried by the CLP holder. 
Additional coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources can be found on FMCSA’s website