FMCSA grants Oregon limited exemption to CLP requirement

Allowance extends 180-day timeline to one year

Posted April 6, 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) a limited exemption from the commercial learner's permit (CLP) requirement in 49 CFR 383.25(c). All State Driver's Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) are allowed to use this exemption at their discretion.

The exemption will allow ODOT and participating SDLAs to extend to one year the 180-day timeline for the CLP from the date of issuance, without requiring the CLP holder to retake the general and endorsement knowledge tests. Under the exemption, an applicant wishing to have a new CLP after the previous one expires will be required to take all applicable tests before a new CLP is issued.

The exemption is effective April 5, 2016, and expires April 5, 2018.


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