TOPEKA – (June 5, 2018) – In less than one month, people who apply for a new or renewed commercial driver's license (CDL) in Kansas must have completed training in human trafficking awareness before receiving their license, Attorney General Derek Schmidt reminded drivers today.
The new legal requirement was enacted by the Legislature last year and becomes effective July 1. The approved online training, which takes about 30 minutes, may be completed in advance rather than waiting to take it at the driver's license office. It consists of watching a short video and answering a series of questions.
"The purpose of this online training is to help save lives of people, particularly children, trafficked and exploited along along our streets and highways," Schmidt said.
To complete the training before going to the driver's license office:
- GET TRAINED ONLINE: Complete the online training from any device connected to the Internet and capable of printing a certificate of completion. The approved curriculum can be accessed on the Truckers Against Trafficking website at http://education.truckersagainsttrafficking.org.
- PRINT THE PROOF: Print a hard copy of the certificate of completion.
- TAKE WITH YOU: Take the printed certificate with you to the driver's license office when going to obtain your CDL.
For those who do not choose to complete the training in advance, the Kansas Department of Revenue will make it available online at all 39 driver’s license offices across the state beginning July 1.
Starting July 1, all new CDL applicants will be required to complete the training before receiving their license. Current CDL holders must complete the training before the next regular renewal of their licenses. The training must be completed only once, not each time a license is renewed, so it would be advisable to keep proof of completion in a driver's permanent files.
More information is available at https://www.ag.ks.gov/public-safety/human-trafficking/cdl-training.