The FMCSA has clarified the issuance of commercial learner’s permits. Guidance was recently issued by the FMCSA that clarifies a state can accept applications for commercial learner’s permits and also administer the general knowledge test to people who are not actually domiciled there. States that choose to administer the general knowledge test must transmit the results directly to the applicant’s state of domicile.
- FMSCA had not meant to limit the extending of this out-of-state consideration to applicants who had served in the military.
- states that choose to administer the general knowledge test must transmit the test results “directly, securely, and electronically” to the applicant’s state of domicile
- this regulatory guidance is consistent with CDL regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers driving commercial motor vehicles
“Guidance just issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration clarifies that a state may accept applications for commercial learner’s permits and administer the general knowledge test to individuals who are not domiciled there.”