Getting a CDL

Steps to getting a CDL

Find out what steps to take to get a commercial driver license.

Commercial License Permit (CLP)

Find out how to get a CLP for a commercial driver license.

Medical certificates and self-certification

See which drivers must keep their medical certificates on file with us, and how to self-certify.

Training requirements

See what kind of training you'll need to get a CDL, and find approved training schools.

Employer registration and certification

Find out how to register as an employer and issue certification that an employee has the skills and training to operate a commercial vehicle.

Agribusiness

Find out how to get a CDL if you only drive for farming or agribusiness purposes.

Medical waivers

Find out how to apply for a state medical waiver.

Military experience waiver

Find out if you can waive the CDL skills test based on military experience.

CDL approved documents

Find out what documents are approved to provide proof of lawful permanent residency or U.S. citizenship when you renew your CDL or CLP.

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