Basic Steps To Obtaining Your CDL

#1) Get Your CLP (CDL Permit)

 

To apply for a WA Commercial Learner's Permit you must:

 

  • Be 18 yrs old (intrastate only). You must be 21 yrs old to drive interstate.

  • Have a valid Washington Driver's License.

  • Pass a knowledge test

  • Pay appropriate fees

  • Meet the minimum medical standards 

Visit WA Department of Licensing website for more information. 

Study the Commercial Driver Guide to prepare for the

knowledge test.

Take practice written tests .

**There is a minimum 14 day waiting period, after the date

you receive your permit, before you are eligible to take the 

skills and road test, as per DOL.**

 

#2) Your Employer or School must submit training hours into DOL's online portal and then call or email them to request testing with a third party examiner.

For more information on required training hours, click the button below.

  • You can schedule your appointment with us in advance to reserve the date and time you want.  Just be aware that we can not finalize your appointment until DOL has given approval for you to test with a third party examiner. 

#3) Schedule your Skills & Road Test

#4) Take your Skills & Road Test

In order to obtain a CDL you are required to pass a pre-trip 

(vehicle inspection), basic vehicle control test (backing exercises) and an on-road driving test.

#5) 24 hours after you have successfully passed the Skills & Road test, visit a DOL office to get your CDL issued. 

 

Scheduling your Skills & Road Test is easy....

simply click on the "Schedule My Test" button at the bottom

of this page and complete our on-line appointment request.

 

Please include ALL requested information.

You will then receive an email confirming your test date and time and other important information to help prepare you for your test.