California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has announced a new round of extensions for commercial drivers.
In accordance with updated guidance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the DMV is issuing an extension through December 31, 2020, to all commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and endorsements expiring between March and December 31, 2020. A previous extension had been set to expire at the end of September.
The DMV has alerted California law enforcement of the new extensions.
Although the extension is automatic, eligible commercial drivers will not receive a new card or an extension in the mail. As an option, beginning October 5, 2020, they can request a free temporary paper extension online to document their extension. This is not needed to drive.
Also in line with federal guidance, commercial drivers whose medical certification expires in March through May 2020 have an extension to October 31, 2020, to update the certificate. Commercial drivers with a medical certificate expiring in June through December 2020 have an extension until December 31, 2020. The DMV now offers medical certification updates to be submitted online.