I was not aware of that Florida's renewal period was 7 years.
I do know that several years ago the US Dept of Transportation became most stringent with the trucking industry, the regulations concerning a CDL - Commercial Drivers License, and imposed those regulations on all states. All states now enforce those uniformly. The state offices are electronically inter-connected, with access to the same data, e.g. driverís records.
Giving it more thought, there perhaps will come a time, when retaining a CDL becomes less important to having no real reason to attempt to retain it.
QUOTE: "To get the most accurate information for a particular state would it not be prudent to enquire with that states' licensing authority."
Yes. Later on, closer to the time of casting off.
Through the mail option would be a good solution if available, though I am not aware of which or any states allow that. But the laws do vary greatly from state to state and change over time. I may have to research that further. The information should be available on line.
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT and
INTER-AMERICAN DRIVING PERMIT
I had researched the topic.
Some countries will simply accept another countries driverís license. For example US and Canadian citizens, if licensed in their own country, have the same privilege in the other. Having other documentation is a non-issue.
In order to obtain an international driving permit (IDP) one must posses a valid driverís license in some country.
Must be applied for.
Must be accompanied with 2 valid passport type photos, signed on back
Will be issued with the same qualifications as your regular license.
Expires in one year.
There is a processing fee. On the American Automobile Association web site that fee is $15. USD. It could be something different, elsewhere. I don't know that.
Valid in over 150 countries, the permit contains your name, photo and driver information translated into ten languages.
The web site for American Automobile Association is:
On the left, click on < TRAVEL >
Scroll down to Travel Requirements
Click on: < International Driving Permits >
The Direct Link is:
From that page there are links to the application, the requirements for the photos, and FAQ - frequently ask questions.
On the application, scroll down to see which countries accept the IDP. Some do not.
Some countries require an INTER-AMERICAN DRIVING PERMIT. See the foot notes.