Changes to ELDT Requirements in 2022

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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

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