Commercial licensing is complicated. Applying for a CDL can be easy with our KS guide to your CDL.

Basic Requirements For A Commercial Driver’s Permit/License

Steps To Apply For A CDL Permit/License

  1. You must meet the requirements for a Kansas driver’s license.
  2. Pass the CDL knowledge exams. You may to take more than one knowledge test if you wish to have more endorsements on your license.
  3. Pass the three skills test. You will be tested on skills of 3 types – pre trip inspection, basic vehicle control and on-road driving.
  4. Pass vision screening test.
  5. Pay license and endorsement fees.


A Kansas Commercial Driver’s License will be valid for 4 years. The cost is $25.00 for a standard CDL license. Please see a list of fees for more information.

CDL Endorsements

The following is a list of endorsements you can get on your CDL:

  • Double/Triple Trailers (Class T).
  • Passenger (Class P).
  • Tank Vehicle (Class N).
  • Hazardous Materials (Class H).
  • School Buses (Class S).

Federal Guidelines For Interstate Drivers

The following is a list of federal requirements for interstate drivers.


Last updated on Thursday, February 15 2018.

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