Adding Endorsement After Receiving Hard Copy.

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Nathan K.'s Comment
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Hi, I'm a bit confused by two different explanations from BMV. I'm wondering if I'm able to add endorsments to an existing CDL A after receiving the hard copy.(In Ohio).

Is it just fee or will I need to get permit again and retake driving test.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Bmv:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Old School's Comment
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Endorsements do not require a driving test. They are simply a written/computer test. Usually they consist of about 25 questions. All you do is pay the fee and take the test. Easy Peezy!

John M.'s Comment
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Hi, I'm a bit confused by two different explanations from BMV. I'm wondering if I'm able to add endorsments to an existing CDL A after receiving the hard copy.(In Ohio).

Is it just fee or will I need to get permit again and retake driving test.

Iirc you will have to pay for the new hard copy license because it has to be changed, but if you get your endorsements before they issue your CDL then there was no charge for adding the endorsements. Maybe some one can verify that but I seem to remember being told it was cheaper to get them up front and out of the way.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Bmv:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

PackRat's Comment
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Of course it would be cheaper doing it up front. Simple math confirms this.

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