Conviction in court of driving any motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

How long will my license be disqualified?

  • First incident: One year (3 years if the incident occurred while you were transporting hazardous materials.)
  • Second incident or more: For life

Deferred prosecution

Entering into a deferred prosecution program is considered a DUI conviction for commercial driver license (CDL) disqualification purposes.

How to re-qualify

First incident:

  • Pass the CDL knowledge and skills tests.
  • For a hazardous materials endorsement, pass a separate knowledge test.
  • We also may require you to show us a letter from the Transportation Security Administration stating you passed their background check.
  • Pay a $35 re-qualification fee.

Second incident or more: You cannot re-qualify after a lifetime disqualification.

Can I appeal the disqualification?

You may request an administrative review.

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