The procedure to get a CDL license in California is relatively simple,
it’s keeping your record clean and keeping a job that can sometimes
require considerable effort. To get a CDL license in California, applicants
must follow a four-step procedure:
Documents: Broadly speaking, applicants must provide proof of identification and
proof of residency.
Written Test: The DMV offers practice tests for sale, and copies of the California
Commercial Drivers’ Handbook are available online.
Applicants must be tested in the vehicle they intend to drive, because it must pass
an inspection. Some qualified applicants may waive the road test, by filing
a Certificate of Driving Skill or because of prior military service.
Endorsements/Exam: All applicants must pass a medical exam. There are also five optional
endorsements – double/triple trailer, passenger, tank vehicle, hazmat,
and school bus.
The fees vary, but usually run about $200. A driver must be 18 to obtain
a CDL; to cross state lines, drivers must be at least 21. Non-commercial
applicants follow a similar process, although it is somewhat streamlined.
New residents must obtain a California DL within ten days.
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