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As a result of the recommendations of Governor John Kasich's Workforce Integration Task Force, Ohio was one of the first states to establish a formal process to test and issue a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to qualified individuals who obtain a federal hearing exemption waiver. OOD, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) partnered to develop procedures that allow individuals who have obtained this waiver to train and test for a CDL.  

OOD, BMV and OCJS produced the above video to explain the process for deaf and hard of hearing Ohioans. The video uses American Sign Language to communicate information about the process, requirements and the steps needed to obtain a CDL. 

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