Commercial licensing is complicated. Applying for a CDL can be easy with our VT 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 Vermont Driver’s license.
  2. Fill out the CDL application form and hand in in-person to a DMV office. For more information see Instruction Permit section below.
  3. Pay a $20 deposit for your permit.
  4. Pass the CDL knowledge exams. See the CDL Manual for the required information. The exam can be taken at any DMV location.
  5. Pass vision screening test.
  6. Attend and then provide proof that you have taken a Commercial driver’s education program specifically for commercial motor vehicles.
  7. Take road test at your local DMV office.
  8. Pay license and endorsement fees.

Fees

The cost is $65.00 for a four year CDL license, $45.00 for a two year CDL, $12.00 for an instructional permit, $20.00 for the skills test and $10.00 for each endorsement. Please see a list of fees for more information.

CDL Endorsements

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

  • Hazardous Material (Class H).
  • Tank Vehicles (Class N).
  • Passenger-Carrying Vehicle (Class P).
  • School Bus (Class S).
  • Towing a Double or Triple Trailer (Class T).

Federal Guidelines For Interstate Drivers

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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Last updated on Tuesday, February 20 2018.

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