Moving to WA, need to Re-Test?

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  1. GumboHopkins75

    GumboHopkins75 Bobtail Member

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    Hello all , relocating to WA next year, I have my CDL in Arizona currently , and I was just wondering if anyone knew if I had to retest, or just pay fees? if so, just the written test , or the actual driving skills portion as well?

    Also, if I do need to take the driving portion again , how would i go about getting a vehicle to use for the test? any suggestions , comments , or advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance for your time!
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Most states just require the eye test and renew the hazmat indorsement.
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    WA State Licensing (DOL) Official Site: Transfer your CDL …
    To transfer your CDL, make an appointment to visit a driver licensing office location. You'll need to: Show your valid out-of-state (OOS) or Washington driver license
     
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  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    That's how it works in my state. You present your out of state CDL, fill out some paperwork, do the eye exam, take a new photo, present your TSA letter, pass the HazMat endorsement test.
     
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  5. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    What about other endorsements? Do you have to retake the tests for those, too?
     
  6. tscottme

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    In most states all endorsements other than HazMat transfer just by paying your fees and presenting your out of state CDL, IIRC. As always, CA, NY, IL , MA may be exceptions.
     
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  7. softail

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    From the WA State DOL-

    Commercial driver license (CDL)
    CDL More information Total

    CDL knowledge test See Knowledge test: CDL $35

    Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP). When you apply for a permit.
    See Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP)
    Also called Commercial driver license
    Learner's Permit (CLP) $40

    CDL skills test See Skills test: CDL. Your test fee gets you
    2 attempts. If you change examiners after
    your first attempt, you may have to pay the fee again. $250

    CDL skills test for school bus See CDL testing. Your test fee gets you 2 attempts.
    If you change examiners after your first attempt,
    you may have to pay the fee again. $100

    Reduced CDL skills test See Skills test: CDL $225
    (Head Start only)

    Add CDL endorsement to a $10 license fee + $17 per yr for the time remaining on
    WA driver license your license = $27 — $146

    Add CDL special endorsement
    to a WA driver license. See Types of CDL
    CDLs and endorsements. $10

    Transfer out-of-state CDL to a
    WA CDL. $102 CDL fee + $54 license fee + $35 application =
    See Transfer your CDL
    (Fees may vary depending on your license expire day). $191

    CDL re-qualification See Commercial Driver License (CDL)
    disqualifications. $35

    Looks like it will cost you $191.00 plus $10.00 for each endorsement. Call (360) 902-3900 to talk to
    live person.
    They take cash, check, Visa credit/debt, Mastercard credit/debt , American Express credit/debt and Discovery credit/debt cards for payment at most offices. These offices only accept cash/check: Coulee Dam, Davenport, Friday Harbor, Forks, Goldendale, Newport, Republic, and South Bend.

    If debt card is used-add convenience fee $2.25.
    For credit card use-add convenience fee of $2.25 if under $75.00. Add convenience fee of 3% if over $75.00.
     
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  8. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Just to be clear, it seems like WA requires you to retake all of your endorsement tests to have the same endorsements in WA. At the links posted by @softail it seems you will pay about $100 or more for all the fees and endorsement tests.
     
  9. GumboHopkins75

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    So I'd have to retake all the written tests for the endorsements I have , eye test , and surrender my current CDL? Ok , thanks everyone , was just worried about the actual skills test as I struggled with it , my current company wasn't big on letting me practice oddly enough, so the parallel parking was difficult.
     
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