Transferring Your Out-of-State CDL

Once you permanently move to South Carolina, you must apply to transfer your commercial driver's license (CDL) within 30 days.

You must turn in your out-of-state CDL before receiving a CDL from this state. You must be 21 to drive outside of SC.

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You must have acceptable documents proving your identity to transfer your out-of-state CDL. To transfer your out-of-state CDL to SC, all of the following are required:

If you have a hazmat endorsement (H), you must pass the hazmat knowledge test and complete a check with the Transportation Security Administration.

If you’ve been convicted of an offense found in SC Code Section 23-3-460, you must register with the sheriff’s office of the county you’ll live in within three days of moving to the state.