Attention Wyoming Commercial Driver License holders some recent changes are taking place regarding the commercial licenses.
Effective July 1, 2011, Wyoming CDL holders operating in certain types of commerce are required to submit to WYDOT – Driver Services a current DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate to obtain a "certified" status as part of their driving record. CDL holders are required to have this status, and those who do not provide and keep a current medical certificate on file with us will become "not-certified" and their driver license is subject to cancellation.
As of January 20, 2012, Commercial Driver License holders are required to certify to a single type of commercial operation and must provide information to their licensing state regarding the type of commercial motor vehicle operation they drive in or expect to drive in with their CDL. When a driver applies for a CDL or renews a CDL or applies for a higher class of CDL or applies for a new endorsement on a CDL or transfers a CDL from another state, the holder is required to certify to this on their driver license application form.
Beginning January 1, 2014, the Commercial Driver Permit (CDP) will become a Commercial Learner Permit (CLP), and the requirements to obtain the permit will change. A CLP is considered a valid CDL for purposes of behind-the-wheel training on public roads or highways. Information regarding this change can be found on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov
As a CDL holder, you are required to fill a certification form and choose which of the four options apply to you. Please review the commercial driver qualification category determination document or call Customer Service at 307-777-4800 if you are not sure which option to check on the certification form. The certification form and category determination document can be found on the Driver Services Forms page
. The certification form should be completed and returned to WYDOT – Driver Services no later than January 30, 2014. It may be mailed to WYDOT – Driver Services, 5300 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82009, or taken to an exam station.
Commercial drivers are encouraged to contact our Customer Service Department at 307-777-4800 or visit our website throughout the year for updates on commercial driver changes.