Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Required in order to drive certain commercial motor vehicles(CMVs)

Military Test Waiver Eligibility

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.

CDL Skills Test

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. 

CDL Exemptions

The following vehicles are not considered commercial motor vehicles. Operators of these vehicles are exempt from Commercial Driver’s License requirements:

CDL Medical Requirements

Physical Examinations

If you are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, you must have a physical every two years.

To have a hazardous materials endorsement, you must meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations except for age requirements for intrastate travel.

Physical must be performed by a nationally certified examiner.

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) & Permit (CLP)

Drivers have been required to have a commercial driver's license (CDL) in order to drive certain commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) since April 1, 1992. The types of vehicles and operations requiring a CDL are outlined below. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has developed and issued standards for State testing and licensing of CDL holders. These standards require States to issue CDLs to certain CMV drivers only after the driver passes knowledge and skills tests administered by the State and related to the type of vehicle the driver expects to operate.

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Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

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