Commercial licensing is complicated. Applying for a CDL can be easy with our WY 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 Wyoming driver’s license.
  2. Fill out the CDL Application and hand in in-person to a DOT office. For more information see Instruction Permit section below.
  3. Pay a $20.00 fee for your permit.
  4. Pass the CDL knowledge exams. See the CDL Manual for the required information. The exam can be taken at any DOT location.
  5. Attend and then provide proof that you have taken a Commercial driver’s education program specifically for commercial motor vehicles.
  6. Take road test at your local DOT office. The fee is $40.
  7. Pay license and endorsement fee.

Instruction Permit

In order to be eligible for a Wyoming CDL, you must first obtain a CDL instruction permit. First, you must fill out the CDL Application. Then show proof of legal presence and US residency. Next, pay the $20.00 permit fee. Lastly, pass the CDL general knowledge exam. Wyoming Instruction Permits expire in 1 year and can be renewed for one more year.


A Wyoming 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 fee 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.


Last updated on Tuesday, February 20 2018.

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