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Driver License & ID Card

Commercial Driver

CDL Hearing Exemption

CDL testing is available to individuals who acquire a hearing exemption waiver issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The waiver must be obtained prior to obtaining a CDL Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC).


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and present a valid Ohio driver license at time of testing
  • Must obtain TIPIC by passing vision and knowledge testing
  • Must obtain a hearing waiver issued by FMCSA, which must be kept with the driver at all times
  • Must pass the three-part skills testing within three hours

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