A new rule is going into effect for soon-to-be drivers in February 2022 pertaining to the issuance of several common license types.
Here’s what you need to know:
In the first quarter of 2022, a new rule will require applicants to meet certain training standards before:
- Being issued a Class A or B CDL for the first time.
- Upgrading from a Class B to Class A license.
- Obtaining a class S (school bus), P(passenger), or H (hazmat) endorsement for the first time.
The proposal is intended to allow states greater flexibility in conducting skill tests for individuals seeking commercial driver’s licenses.
From the FMCSA:
- Guidance: Training providers listed on the Training Provider Registry are the only entities that can provide training required by the ELDT regulations. To comply with the ELDT regulations, drivers must select a training provider from those listed in the Training Provider Registry.”
- The rule is NOT retroactive, so individuals who were issued a CDL or an S, P, or H endorsement prior to February 7, 2022, are not required to complete training for the respective CDL or endorsement.”
For more information on ELDT-certified trainers and how you can register to become one, click here…