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Ohio's Commercial Drivers

Keeping all your DMV paperwork, license and endorsements in order as a commercial driver can be tough. That’s why is here to help whether you’re a newbie applying for your CDL or a veteran of the road. We bring you info on the most common DMV related issues faced by today’s commercial drivers. Unlike other sites lets you edit and improve our articles so you can help keep your fellow truckers on the road and out of DMV lines.

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

Renewing a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in Ohio is a relatively simple process compared to [[/oh/ohio/cdl-commercial-drivers-license-application|applying for a new CDL.]]


# If your CDL has been lost or stolen, you will need to [[/oh/ohio/cdl-commercial-drivers-license-replacement|apply for a replacement CDL]], rather than a renewal.
# You must renew your CDL in person, at your [[/oh/ohio/bmv-location-hours|local BMV office.]]
# Bring the following items with you to the local DMV office, when renewing your commercial driv

Commercial Driving Ed in Ohio

A resource for ohio CDL drivers, with trucking schools, application information, and more.A resource for Ohio CDL drivers, with trucking schools, application info, and more.Every person wanting to drive a commercial vehicle must acquire a commercial driver’s license (CDL). A commercial driver’s education program is not obligatory in Ohio for a CDL. It should be noted though, that courses are highly recommended in order to be fully proficient driving commercial vehicles.


All US States have identical regulations for commercial driving.

Ohio Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Application


* You must be at least 18 years of age and must meet requirements for an [[/oh/ohio/drivers-license|Ohio driver’s license]]. Some employers may ask for higher age requirements and additional conditions.
* Certify that you are in agreement with state motor carrier safety regulations. See [ Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration] or call (614) 752-7600 for more information.
* Provide a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate.