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How will State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) use the Clearinghouse?

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How will State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) use the Clearinghouse?

Guidance: 

SDLAs will be able to query the Clearinghouse prior to completing licensing transactions, such as the issuance, renewal, transfer, and upgrade of a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended the compliance date for the requirement established by the Clearinghouse final rule that States query the Clearinghouse before completing certain CDL transactions. The SDLAs’ mandatory compliance with this requirement, currently due to begin on January 6, 2020, is delayed until January 6, 2023. 

SDLAs currently have the option to voluntarily query the Clearinghouse.

Regulatory Topic: Guidance on SDLA Use of the Clearinghouse
Published Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Issued Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020