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Driver License

CDL Exam Requirements

All applicants for a Commercial Driver License are required to have an Operator License, pass the vision requirements and must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants under 21 years old will be restricted to intrastate operation only.
 
Oral exams may be given in English, Spanish or Haitian Creole with the exception of skills test or hazmat exams. Interpreters may not be used during the administration of CDL oral exams or during any portions of the CDL skill exams.
 

Click on the CDL class you are interested in below to get more information on the requirments for that license

Class A Exam Requirements
To operate trucks or truck combinations weighing 26,001 lbs or more, and towing a vehicle/unit over 10,000 lbs, then a Class A license is needed. The following tests are required:
  • General Knowledge Test
  • Combinations Vehicle Test
  • Vision - 20/40 in each eye
  • Hearing - must be able to hear a whisper
  • Air Brakes (if applicable)
  • Pre-Trip
  • Basic Skills
  • CDL Road Test Applicable exams for desired endorsements. To schedule an appointment, click here.
Class B Exam Requirements
To operate straight trucks and buses 26,001 lbs or more, then a Class B license is needed. The following tests are required:
  • General Knowledge Test
  • Vision - 20/40 in each eye
  • Hearing - must be able to hear a whisper
  • Air Brakes (if applicable)
  • Pre-Trip
  • Basic Skills
  • CDL Road Test. To schedule an appointment, click here.
  • Applicable exams for desired endorsements
Class C Exam Requirements
To operate vehicles transporting placarded amounts of hazardous materials, or vehicles designed to transport more than 15 persons including the driver with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 26,001 lbs, then a Class C license is needed. The following tests are required:
  • General Knowledge Test
  • Vision - 20/40 in each eye
  • Hearing - must be able to hear a whisper
  • Air Brakes (if applicable)
  • Pre-Trip
  • Basic Skills
  • CDL Road Test. To schedule an appointment, click here.
  • Applicable exams for desired endorsements
Out-of-State CDL Requirements
An out-of-state or a Canadian commercial driver license can be reciprocated. However, an out-of-state applicant with a hazmat endorsement will have to reapply for a hazmat endorsement, which will include background check, appropriate exams and fees. For more information check here.
Military CDL Requirements
Military or prior military personnel requesting a CDL due to qualifications of experience while serving on military duty must:
Military personnel are exempt from taking the skills exams. However, the process must be completed and the CDL issued within 120 days of separation from service.
For more information check here.