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If you received your commercial learner's permit after February 7, 2022, you will need to complete an FMCSA approved ELDT training program to be eligible to take a CDL skills test.
There are three classes of commercial driver's licenses (CDL):
If you have a Class A, B or C CDL, you may drive a three-wheel vehicle, but not a two-wheel motorcycle with a side car.
Your CDL will expire every eight years unless you have a hazardous material (Hazmat) endorsement. A CDL with a Hazmat endorsement expires five years from the pass date of your Security Threat Assessment.
As of February 7, 2022, you will need to complete an FMCSA approved ELDT training program to be eligible to apply for a hazardous materials (H) endorsement.
The following endorsements may be added to your CDL:
You must complete the following tests for each endorsement above:
*If you're interested in receiving the S endorsement, you must take the skills/road test in a vehicle that meets the following definition: "School Bus means a commercial vehicle used to carry pre-primary, primary, or secondary school students from home to school, from school to home, or to and from school-sponsored events. A school bus does not include a bus used as a common carrier.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) 49 CFR, 172, F