CDL Requirements

Understand FMCSA requirements to get your CDL

New Federal Training Requirements

As of February 2022, drivers whom

  • are getting a CDL for the first time
  • are upgrading an existing CDL
  • or getting a School Bus, Passenger, or Hazardous endorsement

must complete certified, Entry Level Driver Training

Learn about the new ELDT training requirements from the FMSCA

How To Get Your CDL

Step 1

Get instant access to your online CDL and endorsements training with TruckerTraining

Step 2

Pass your online training exams with a score of 80% and proof of training will be submitted instantly to the federal registry

Step 3

Pass the CDL Knowledge Exam (written test) at your local DMV to obtain your CDL Learner’s Permit

Step 4

Use TruckerTraining’s included Skills Test training to help you pass your Skills Exam (vehicle exam) at your local testing center

Step 5

Collect your CDL from your local DMV and get hired FAST using our free placement service

Which CDL Do I Need?

CDL Class Requirements and Exams

Class A

Certified to drive a combination vehicle with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 or MORE pounds and if the trailer(s) has a GVWR of 10,001 or more pounds.

Permit Requirements

Class B

Certified to drive a single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more.

Permit Requirements

Class B Passenger/School

Certified to drive a bus that can carry 16 or more passengers. School bus drivers are required to get a school bus endorsement.

Permit Requirements

Start Your CDL Training

ELDT Class A Driver

Get instant access to our online certified, ELDT Class A CDL Driver training.

ELDT Class B School/Bus Driver

Get instant access to our online certified, ELDT Class B School/Bus Driver training.

ELDT Class B Driver

Get instant access to our online certified, ELDT Class B CDL Driver Training.

ELDT Hazardous Materials Endorsement

Get instant access to our online certified, ELDT Hazardous Materials Endorsement training.

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