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Upgrade your DMV license

How to get a Class E or CDL

The TLC requires all applicants to upgrade to either a Class E or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). See below and learn how to upgrade your license.

Requirements differ by state

Here's how to upgrade your license

New York

  1. Fill out the NY DMV Class E driver’s license form (PDF)
  2. Visit a New York DMV and switch to a Class E license
  3. Send a copy of your Class E license to the TLC

Connecticut

  1. Request a certified abstract and an F endorsement from a Connecticut DMV
  2. Send copies of your Connecticut license, certified abstract, and F endorsement to the TLC

New Jersey

  1. Request a certified abstract from a New Jersey DMV
  2. Send copies of your New Jersey license and certified abstract to the TLC

Pennsylvania

  1. Request a certified abstract from a Pennsylvania DMV
  2. Send copies of your Pennsylvania DMV license and certified abstract to the TLC

Other states or countries

  1. Request a certified abstract from your state or country’s DMV (or equivalent)
  2. Visit a New York DMV and switch to a Class E license
  3. Send copies of your Class E license and certified abstract to the TLC

Have your upgraded license?

Upload your updated license to the TLC's website

You can submit your license to the TLC through their online TLC Upload Portal. Please have the following information ready before you begin:

  • Your current TLC issued application number
  • The zip code of your mailing address
  • The last 5 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Get a certified abstract

Out of state license?

If you have a license that is not from New York state, you'll need to request a certified abstract. This includes your driving history and will need to be provided when submitting your upgraded license to the TLC.

How to request an abstract

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