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New Federal CDL Training Requirement Takes Effect in February

Commercial motor vehicle operators are being notified by the Missouri Department of Revenue of the regulations related to a new federally mandated training program set to take effect February 7th.

Beginning that day, all new CDL applicants and those applying for certain CDL upgrades must be listed in the federal Training Provider Registry as having completed an approved Entry Level Driver Training program before being allowed to complete skills testing and licensing.

The ELDT requirement is not retroactive. The requirements do not apply to individuals holding a valid CDL or an H, P, or S endorsement issued prior to February 7, 2022. Additionally, individuals who obtain a commercial learner’s permit before the compliance date are not subject to ELDT requirements as long as they obtain a CDL before the expiration date of the CLP.

The Missouri Department of Revenue issues between 17,000 and 22,000 new CDLs annually.

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