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Oklahoma Commercial Driver License Written Test Requirements

To apply for an Oklahoma Commercial Driver License, you must meet these requirements:

  1. Do I need a CDL? — Click here.
  2. Do I need a DOT Medical Card? - Click here.
  3. Obtain an Oklahoma Class D Driver License — For information on applying for an Oklahoma Driver License, click here.
  4. Determine the class of license you will need:
    • Class A - A combination of vehicles where the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle and the GVWR of the trailer combine to equal 26,001 or more pounds AND the trailer's GVWR is 10,001 or more pounds.
    • Class B - A single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds. These vehicles can pull a trailer as long as the GVWR of the trailer is less than 10,001 pounds.
    • Class C - A single vehicle with a GVWR less than 26,001 pounds which requires a Hazardous Materials or Passenger endorsement.
  5. Obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) Manual from the FMCSA website here or pick up a physical copy from any Department of Public Safety testing facility.
  6. Apply for the CDL in person at any testing facility. Be prepared to take the written tests. You may make an appointment online for the application and written tests using our Inline Online program where available.

Bring with you:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulation 383.71

   1. One of the following:

         U.S. Citizen

  • Valid, unexpired U.S. Passport
  • Certified copy of a birth certificate filed with a State Office of Vital Statistics or equivalent agency in the individual's State of birth, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) issued by the U.S. Department of State
  • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Certificate of Citizenship issued by DHS

                Lawful Permanent Resident

  • Valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card, issued by United State Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS)
  1. Proof of Oklahoma residency (See list of accepted documents)
  2. Valid Oklahoma Class D driver license
  3. A DOT medical card, if you plan on leaving Oklahoma (in interstate commerce) with CDL vehicles.

You will be required to fill out a self-certification affidavit to certify as to which type of CDL driver you intend to be (more information can be found here).  

  1. Take the required written tests according to the class of license and any endorsements needed — click here for more information.
  2. Once you have successfully completed all necessary written tests for the type of license you are trying to obtain, you will be issued paperwork to take to a tag office of your choice to print a CDL permit — click here to view the fees.
    • CDL Permit fees will increase if you did not pass the written tests the first time. For each day you returned to retake one or more written tests, your permit fee will increase by $4.00
    • The CDL Permit may include CDL endorsements and/or restrictions — click here to view.

NOTICE: Once the application for a CDL is initiated, all drivers must show their documents listed in Step 5, as well as their DL-18 that has your written test scores on it and CDL Permit (once issued) each time they see the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety in regards to their CDL file and until all testing is complete.

Last Modified on May 21, 2021
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