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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.

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.

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 and training requirements 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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