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How to Renew a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in Hawaii

Renewing a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in Hawaii is a relatively simple process compared to applying for a new CDL. You need to renew your CDL every six years. For people 72 years or above, renewal needs to be done every two years.


  1. Your CDL can be renewed within six months before the expiry date. A Hawaii CDL is valid in all islands. If your CDL has been lost or stolen, you will need to apply for a replacement CDL, rather than a renewal.
  2. You must renew your CDL in person, at one of the offices listed below. Call ahead to check office timings and testing hours.

Honolulu County:


Oahu CDL Unit

99-501 Salt Lake Boulevard

Honolulu, HI 96818

Hawaii County:

Hilo Police Station

349 Kapiolani

Hilo, HI 96720

Old Kailua Airport    

(808) 327-3580

Waimea Police Station

9835 Kaumaualii Highway

Waimea, HI 96796

(808) 887-3087

Kauai County:

Department of Finance

444 Rice Street

Lihue, HI 96766

Maui County:

Maui Service Center

70 East Kaahumanu Ave., Suite A-17

Kahului, HI 96732


Mitchell Pauole Center

Aiona Street and Ala Malama Ave.

Kauanakakai, HI 96748

Hana Police Station

Mile Marker 33

Lanai City Gym    

(808) 565-7878

  1. Bring the following items with you to the CDL office, when renewing your commercial driver's license:
  2. A completed Application for Commercial Driver's License (form DOT 4-764).
  3. Your current Hawaii commercial driver's license.
  4. Take a current photo to be affixed to your CDL.
  5. A completed DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate (form DOT 4-766).
  6. You must undergo a vision test. If you use corrective lenses, it should be noted in the Medical Examiner's Certificate.
  7. You must bring the correct CDL renewal fee of $30. Fees may vary, depending on your age and the endorsements on your CDL. Check with a CDL office about the exact fee before arriving for the renewal.


If your CDL includes a Hazardous Material Endorsement that you wish to retain, you must undergo a fingerprint and background check by the Transportation Security Administration for every renewal. It is also mandatory to take the HAZMAT endorsement written test. The passing score is 80%.
  1. You must pay a non-refundable fee of $94.00 to initiate the process. Call the Integrated Biometrics Technologies (IBT) Help Desk at 1-877-429-7746, or visit their website at
  2. Contact one of the Hawaii locations listed on the IBT site to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. Except for the Honolulu office, locations in the neighboring islands are open only once or twice a month.
  3. Bring your commercial driver's license and social security card to the IBT office on the scheduled date.
  4. An approval letter will be mailed to you from the TSA, indicating that you have successfully completed the background check.
  5. Bring the TSA approval letter to the CDL office, and you will be permitted to test for HAZMAT at the time of renewal.



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