Transferring a Commercial Driver's License
From Another State
PLEASE NOTE: This service is only provided at a DMV Hub Office. Click here to find a Hub office near you.
A driver that has moved to Connecticut and holds a current out of state Commercial Driverís License (CDL) must apply for a Connecticut CDL within 30 days of establishing residency in Connecticut.
The applicant can obtain a Connecticut CDL of equal class usually without testing. The School Bus Endorsement and Hazardous Material Endorsement (Hazmat) are the exceptions. Please see the applicable web page on these endorsements.
Commercial Driverís License (CDL) you must present the following at a DMV Hub Office:
1. Your current out-of-state CDL. A CDL will not be issued if the operatorís privileges are suspended in any state.
2. Your certified Birth Certificate or valid Passport (hospital birth certificate or photocopies will not be accepted). Please Note: Puerto Rico-issued birth certificates dated before July 1, 2010, will not be accepted. Please see more detailed information on acceptable forms of identification.
3. Your Social Security card (laminated or metal cards are not accepted) or your most recent W-2 form.
4. Verification of Connecticut Resident Address (P.O. Box is not acceptable): DMV requires two forms of address verification (mortgage, bank statements, utility bill, etc.).
5. Physical examination by a physician dated within the last two years, reported on an Examination to Determine Physical Condition of Driver (form R-323) or a U.S. D.O.T. Medical Examinerís Physical Examination Form CO730, which meets D.O.T. requirements in 49 CFR 391.41-391.49.
6. Application for Commercial Driverís License (R-229a). Request this form to be mailed to you.
7. Self-certification with DMV. Applicants must self-certify through the DMV website and print confirmation notice and provide with application.
8. Application fee Ė The fee for a CDL Change State of Record will be either $70 or $87.50, fee determined on license duration issued. See acceptable forms of payment at DMV office locations.
NOTE: If you are not a citizen of the United States, you will be required to show proof of legal status in this country.
Once all documentation is completed you will then be administered a vision test.