Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs)
CDL's transactions can ONLY be processed at our Metairie location Monday through Friday. We cannot issue first-time CDLs and we CANNOT process any transaction on a CDL that has a HAZMAT endorsement. Proof of Residency and Medical Certificates are required for ALL CDL Transactions
COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSES: METAIRIE LOCATION ONLY (NO HAZMAT)
If you are getting a CDL for the first time, you will need to visit the OMV.
We also cannot process any CDL's HAVING A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL ENDORSEMENT.
- Commercial Driver’s License Renewal
- Commercial Driver’s License Duplicate
- Commercial Driver’s License Change of Address
- Upgrade CDL to Real ID
- Updating CDL Medical Information (Medical Certificate)
- Commercial Driver’s License Downgrades
- Motorcycle Endorsements
- Wildlife and Fisheries Endorsement
- Driver’s License Emergency Contact
- Blood Type Indicator
1) COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE RENEWAL
When your CDL expires, there is no easier way to renew than visiting ABC Title of Metairie. Simply bring your proof of auto insurance (if you own a car), medical certificate, proof of residency, and be ready to take another picture. You will also be required to pass an eye exam, so be sure to bring your glasses or wear your contact lens. *ALL CDL TRANSACTIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ONE PROOF OF RESIDENCY and your MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
2) DUPLICATE COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE
Lost your CDL? Don’t worry, at ABC Title we can print a duplicate CDL in minutes instead of hours. Be sure to bring your proof of insurance if you own a car and be ready to take another picture. *ALL CDL TRANSACTIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ONE PROOF OF RESIDENCY and your MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
3) CDL CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Did you recently move from one address in Louisiana to another address in Louisiana? ABC Title of Metairie can update the Louisiana address on your CDL in just a few minutes. Bring your proof of insurance if you own a vehicle and get ready to smile for your new picture. *ALL CDL TRANSACTIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ONE PROOF OF RESIDENCY and your MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. For a list of acceptable proofs click here.
4) UPGRADE CDL TO REALID
Although you will not need to be Real ID-compliant for air travel until May 7, 2025, ABC Title can issue them now. After May 7, 2025, visitors seeking access to military bases and federal facilities must have a driver’s license or identification card that is Real ID compliant. Simply bring:
- Original unexpired US Passport or Original Birth Certificate
- Two proofs of residency
- Proof of insurance if you own a car
- If both your maiden name and married name appear on your current CDL, then you do not need proof of marriage. If your maiden name was dropped completely, then we need your marriage license.
- Medical Certificate
5) UPDATING CDL MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
The OMV requires that your Medical Certificate remain in good standing at all times. You can now submit your CDL Medical Certificate to us. Simply visit your medical examiner and bring in the completed form so that we can update your driving record. You can check your CDL Medical Status by clicking here or download the form for your medical examiner here. For a list of approved Certified Medical Examiners click here.
6) DOWNGRADE CDL TO CLASS E OR D
Are you looking to downgrade your CDL to a Class D or E? We can help. *Caution: if we downgrade your license to a lower class you will have to visit the OMV to return to class A, B, or D.
7) MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENTS
An applicant must possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license or learner’s permit. An applicant must provide an original certificate of completion of the Department of Public Safety, Motorcycle Safety, Awareness and Operators Training Program to ABC Title (this is a small card reading “Basic Motorcycle Operators Training Course).
The course can be taken at the Louisiana State Police and a course schedule may be found by clicking here.
Public Tag Agencies are not allowed to add the MC endorsement if testing is handled by any other entity at this time.
8) WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES ENDORSEMENT ON CDL
If you have a lifetime hunting license, lifetime fishing license, Firearm and Hunter’s Education certificate of completion or Boating Safety Education certificate of competition, ABC Title can add the appropriate endorsement to your driver’s license. Simply bring us your license and/or certificates. Regular driver’s license fees apply.
9) DRIVER’S LICENSE EMERGENCY CONTACT ON CDL
Did you know that if you ask, you can have an emergency contact added to your Driver’s License record? In the event of an accident, a police officer can access emergency contact information using the Driver’s License number if you are unable to communicate. In a separate transaction, a contact name, address, relationship and multiple contact numbers can be added. Add a loved one’s contact information to your Driver’s License or add your contact information to your minor child’s Driver’s License. It is a fast and easy transaction that can be completed along with a duplicate, renewal, or change of address. This can also be a stand-alone transaction. Let ABC Title provide you with this additional level of security and peace of mind.
10) BLOOD TYPE INDICATOR ON CDL
Ask us about adding your blood type to your driver’s license. This is a way to get some extra peace of mind for you or your minor children who drive and there is no additional fee if you are adding it in conjunction with another Driver’s License transaction. In the event of an emergency, medical provider’s can act fast. This also compliments the Organ Donor indicator and the emergency contact information.
Unfortunately, this is an OMV function only.
Only the OMV can issue a first time CDL.
You must provide proof of insurance, proof of residency, and your medical certificate for ALL CDL transactions.
No, you must visit the OMV for a first time Louisiana CDL.