Commercial driver guide

New skill testing requirements begin September 1, 2014

Any driver testing on, or after this date, will be required to adhere to the revised CDL test criteria. A driver that takes a skills test on August 31 and disqualifies will be required to retest under the new requirements.

Be sure you're studying from the correct guide, check the revision date on the back cover:

  • 2012 CDL Guide (R/7/12) – Study if you’re testing before or on August 31, 2014.
  • 2014 CDL Guide (R/9/14) – Study if you’re testing on or after September 1, 2014.

View the 2014 CDL Guide Change Matrix to see the September 1, 2014 CDL guide revisions. Revised content is in red and deleted content is stricken-through. Scored items not referenced in this matrix have no changes and current test practices would still apply.

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Printed version

You may also get a copy of the 2012 Guide at any driver licensing office. If you live out of state or can’t get to an office, we’ll mail you one:

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