A non-commercial (regular, Class D) New Mexico driver license or a valid out-of-state commercial driver license (CDL) is required to get a New Mexico commercial driver license.
Written tests are not required to exchange a valid out-of-state CDL for a New Mexico CDL with the same class and endorsements. Any driver needing a hazardous materials (Hazmat) endorsement must take a written test, be fingerprinted and get a background check.
If you do not have a valid out-of-state CDL, you must go to the MVD and complete the following: pass the written test, receive a CDL learner’s permit, pass a skills test.
New Mexico CDL Manual – Jul 2017
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