If you are moving to the state of Missouri, and you are a commercial driver you are responsible for converting your out-of-state CDL to a Missouri CDL. This process can be done at any Missouri DMV office. This article outlines the basic steps to transfer an out-of-state CDL to a Missouri CDL. Located at the end of this article is a resources section, which will provide you with links to all important Missouri CDL websites.
Steps to Transfer an Out-of-State CDL to a Missouri CDL:
You will need to first gather all of your documentation. This includes your CDL, birth certificate, proof of Missouri residency as well as your medical examiners report, which must be signed by a licensed physician. To prove your residency you can use a utility bill, pay stub, rental lease agreement as well as a Missouri driver’s license.
When you arrive at a Missouri DMV office you will be required to fill out the CDL application. This application requires all of your contact information as well as the vital details of your current CDL. Once you hand over this application and all necessary documentation, you will then have to take a written general knowledge test. All of the information found within this examination can be located in the Missouri Commercial Driver Manual. You will also be required to take additional examinations for any CDL endorsement you need. If you require a hazardous materials endorsement you must undergo a background check (fingerprint) and pass a HazMat written examination.
You may be required to undergo a driving skills examination. This exam consists of three parts: Pre-Trip Evaluation, Basic Skills Assessment as well as a On-Road Skill Examination. These examinations are done through third-party testers. You will be notified how to schedule a road test examination if required at the DMV office.
After you have passed all required examinations, you must then pay a licensing fee, which can range according to the type of vehicle you have, number of endorsements and duration of the license (two to six years).
Missouri Department of Revenue: Missouri Commercial Driver license Manual
Missouri Department of Revenue: Driver Licensing Checklist
Missouri Department of Revenue: Motor Vehicle Fees
Missouri Department of Revenue: Commercial Drivers
Missouri Department of Revenue: Licensing Fees