Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is now providing a valuable service for commercial drivers – Online License Renewal. Eligible commercial drivers can now avoid visiting in person by renewing at www.dds.georgia.gov. Over the first few days, nearly 150 CDL drivers have completed their renewal, update or replacement without a visit to a DDS Customer Service Center.
“Our country could not run without commercial drivers. They are critical to our supply chain and DDS is committed to enhancing services that assist these drivers and promote economic development. I am pleased that DDS has expanded our Online Services to offer this transient group an option to renew their license and stay valid through secure technology,” said DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore.
Eligible commercial drivers can upload the necessary documents, pay the required fee, and receive their new card without having to visit one of Georgia’s 67 Customer Service Centers. Those eligible to use the new online service are Commercial Driver License (CDL) holders with Non-Excepted Interstate and Non-Excepted Intrastate self-certification (valid medical certificate required).
Those still required to visit in person to renew are:
· CDL holders with Excepted Interstate and Excepted Intrastate (no medical certificate required) will not be able to renew online, due to vision exam requirements.
· CDL holders who have a hazmat endorsement or hazmat/tanker endorsement, also will not be able to renew online due to federal laws.
DDS also encourages commercial drives to utilize the free mobile app, DDS 2 GO to keep track of your license status. The DDS 2 GO App allows you to keep track of your CDL status, view points, and receive push notifications about your license status and more while on the go.
For more information on the DDS commercial driver program, please visit www.dds.georgia.gov. Information on commercial vehicle training, testing and the ability to schedule an appointment can all be accessed online as well as the DDS free mobile app, DDS 2 GO.