CDL License Requirements and General Qualifications

 

According to federal regulations (§391.11), a CDL driver must meet the following general qualifications.

A person shall not drive a commercial motor vehicle unless he/she is qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle. Except as provided in §391.63, a motor carrier shall not require or permit a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle unless that person is qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle.

Except for limited exemptions, you are qualified to drive a motor vehicle if you:

Complete details on the CDL General Qualifications can be found here

CDL Test

Our online CDL practice tests and study guides will help you pass your CDL test. The CDL Test consists of a general test, one or more endorsement tests, and an air brakes test.  The CDL tests that you will take depend on the license classification that you are obtaining (Class A, B, or C) and the type of vehicle that you will be driving (e.g., Tanker, Double/Triple, Passenger Bus). Every state license agency can provide more details on the requirements for a CDL license as well as a detailed CDL manual.