Oklahoma CareerTech, DPS partner to offer written CDL tests
The Oklahoma CareerTech Testing Center, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, is expanding a partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to offer written tests for commercial driver’s licenses.
The two agencies began a partnership in 2021 to offer Class D written driver’s license and motorcycle license tests.
CTTC will begin the pilot phase of the tests Feb. 1 at Autry Technology Center in Enid, Caddo Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb and Central Technology Center in Drumright, said Jennifer Palacio, CTTC assessment manager.
“Once the pilot phase is completed, we will use our existing infrastructure of test sites located in numerous technology centers across the state to provide easier access for those needing to take the written exams,” Palacio said.
Individuals who have taken the exam through an approved CTTC test site will be able to take their results to one of the DPS driver license exam sites to complete the skills portion of the test and all application processes, she added.
Information about the pilot phase is available on CTTC’s website at https://bit.ly/3HYUCqh. Once the pilot program has been completed, Palacio said, CTTC will update the website to include information about other sites offering the commercial driver’s license exams.
About CareerTech Testing Center
As a service of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, the CareerTech Testing Center has provided standards and assessments for career and technology education programs since 1985. It also partners with numerous state agencies to develop and deliver examinations required for certifications and licensures.
About Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
Since its formation in 1937, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has grown into a multi-service safety and law enforcement organization. DPS is led by the commissioner of public safety, who is appointed by the governor, with the approval of the Oklahoma State Senate. The department is staffed by nearly 1,500 civilian and uniformed employees across the state. The Driver License Services division is responsible for new and renewed driver's licenses. This division also manages the suspension, denial, cancellation, revocation or disqualification of individual driving privileges and the enforcement of driver's financial responsibility laws and the state’s compulsory insurance law.