Updating driving license
You may have an old style paper licence – that’s a different type of licence which is still valid.You can apply to change this type of licence for a photocard driving licence.A commercial driver license holder with a HAZMAT endorsement must undergo a criminal background check, including a fingerprint process. Commercial drivers are also required to submit updated Med Cert documentation to the MVA for the duration of their license.In addition, all commercial drivers are required to "self-certify" regarding the type of commercial driving they will be doing (dependent on type of commerce and/or their medical qualifications).The new cards also meet all state and federal standards and are REAL ID compliant. Vehicles over 26,000 lbs., buses designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver, all school buses, mobile cranes, uncoupled tractors (i.e., bob tails), and most tow trucks are included.As always, we encourage customers to Skip the Trip and renew their driver’s license or ID card via web, kiosk and mail. Much more information on our new secure cards, including how to expedite delivery of the new products, can be found here. In Maryland, all commercial driving (CDL) applicants are required to present valid Med Cert documentation (DOT card, skills performance evaluation, waiver exemption, etc.) whether they are applying for a new license or they are renewing, duplicating or correcting a commercial driver’s license.
The self-certification will only be required when a customer is obtaining a new CDL’s, transferring a CDL, renewing a CDL, upgrading a license to a CDL, or changing their status from intrastate to interstate or vice versa.Holding an out-of-date or otherwise invalid licence does not remove your entitlement to drive but further action, including the possibility of a fine, can come about if you need to show your licence to a policeman, hire a car or commit a driving offence abroad.