School contractors need to be in compliance with all CDL driver qualification requirements and regulations (FMCSR 391). It should be noted while there is an exemption for "to and from school" operation, there is no such exemption for trips performed by contractors. School transportation performed by a state or political subdivision of a state (i.e., municipalities) are exempt from some CDL requirements.
Service members who are currently licensed and who are, or were, employed within the last year in a military position requiring the operation of a military motor vehicle equivalent to a commercial motor vehicle. Additional eligibility restrictions apply, see below.
You must make an appointment to take the CDL skills test. "Walk in" applicants will not be permitted to take the CDL tests.
A skills test consists of pre-trip, backing and on road.
You must have a valid CDL or Commercial Learner’s Permit to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
The following vehicles are not considered commercial motor vehicles. Operators of these vehicles are exempt from Commercial Driver’s License requirements: