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Transfer Your CDL

You have 30 days to change your CDL if you have changed your state of domicile to Arizona. Federal and state laws require that you surrender all previous license credentials.

You must visit a CDL office (some CDL offices require you to call and schedule an appointment) and have the following documents before you pay any fees:

  • Properly completed Medical Examiner Certificate or ADOT card (available at any CDL office)
  • Social Security card
  • Valid CDL credential
  • Arizona law and FMCSA regulation 49 CFR 383.71 require that you submit proof that your presence in the United States is authorized under federal law. See CDL Documentation Requirements for a listing of acceptable proof of authorized presence.
    • You need at least two documents listed – one must have a clear photo of you
    • Or three documents listed with no photo
    • One must be listed under the Primary column
    • All must be originals or copies, in English, certified by the issuing agency
    • Additional documents needed for a name change (e.g., marriage certificate, divorce decree). You must first change your name with the Social Security Administration.
    • CDL documentation requirements may change without notice.

These are the fees for transferring a CDL:

  • Class A or B, no endorsements: $25
  • Class A or B, no endorsements: $25
  • Class C: $12.50 (must have a Passenger or Hazmat endorsement)
  • Doubles/triples trailers endorsement: $10
  • Tank endorsement: $10
  • Hazardous materials endorsement (HME): $10 (A new knowledge test is required.)
  • Motorcycle endorsement: $ 7
  • School bus endorsement: No fee
  • Passenger endorsement: $10

Drivers with the HME (H or X) must have a current and approved Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background record check (BRC) at the time of the application. If you do not have one, follow the instructions under the Applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) section below.

The Arizona Ombudsman – Citizens Aide helps you resolve ongoing issues with State Agencies.

Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.