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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 16COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE
SUBCHAPTER BAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATIONS
RULE §16.22Substitute Experience for Commercial Driver License (CDL) Driving Skills Exam

(a) To be accepted, the applicant must be employed in an exempt status or legally operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

(b) This waiver to substitute experience for the CDL driving skills exam may only be claimed one time. This waiver certification may only be completed when converting from a non-commercial driver license to a CDL or when applying for an original Texas CDL when coming from another state. Any later transaction including advance in grade, removal of restrictions, or addition of an endorsement will necessitate a skills exam if required by law or regulation.

(c) A certification must accompany this waiver as evidence that the applicant is employed as a CMV operator in an exempt status or legally operating a CMV at the time of application. The signatures on the certification must be original signatures. A notarized letter from the employer on letterhead stationary will be accepted instead of the certification form. The letter must contain the elements in the certification form. If the applicant has been employed by more than one employer during the last two years, the applicant may present more than one certification to certify employment as a CMV operator in an exempt status or legally operating a CMV for the two year period required.


Source Note: The provisions of this §16.22 adopted to be effective September 14, 2016, 41 TexReg 7117

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