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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.


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.

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