To keep your CDL active and in good standing, we recommend submitting your updated DOT Medical Card to Service Oklahoma at least 30 days in advance of its expiration.
If your current last name is different from your identification documents, you will need documentation connecting your name on your primary and secondary IDs to your current name, such as a marriage license, divorce decree, adoption decree, etc. For more information, click here.
If you are a lawful Permanent Resident, you will need to submit a Valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card, issued by United State Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS)*
Study the CDL Driver Manual. The manual covers information for the general knowledge test, relevant to all CDL applicants. It also contains specific information on the classes and endorsements tests that are separate from the general knowledge test and require additional study as guide-lined in the manual.
Once you have successfully completed and passed the necessary written tests for the type of license you are trying to obtain, you will be issued paperwork to take to a Licensed Operator of your choice that will print a CLP for you. You must hold this permit for 14 full days before taking the drive test. You can take the skills test on the 15th day after holding your permit.
The CLP may include CDL endorsements and/or restrictions.
To make a CDL drive test appointment after holding your permit for 14 days, you will need to call the CDL scheduling phone number at 405-425-2196. Have your Driver License number and your availability ready when you call to schedule an appointment. A complete drive test usually takes about two hours.
You may also schedule a CDL drive test with a third-party examiner. Third Party examiners can administer drive tests to most applicants applying for a Class A, B, or C commercial driver license (some restrictions may apply).
Prepare and bring the following documents:
More information on the skills test can be found in chapter 12 of the CDL Manual.
Service Oklahoma does NOT supply vehicles for the CDL Skills Test.
Once you have successfully completed all the requirements of the CDL drive test, the Examiner will stamp your DL18 certificate (the certificate you received after passing the written portion of your CDL test). You will need to bring this certificate to any Service Oklahoma Licensing Office location.
Credit card payment is accepted at Service Oklahoma Licensing Office locations. Appointments are not required to print your license after successfully passing the drive test.
Service Oklahoma will notify you that you are no longer medically certified to operate a CMV in Non-excepted Interstate (NI) commerce. If you do not submit a new valid Medical Examiner's Certificate within 30 days of expiration, you will have CDL privileges downgraded from your license automatically.
You are required to hold a Medical Examiner Certificate (DOT Medical Card) if you operate, and have self-certified as, Non-Exempted Interstate commerce (NI). If you are not sure what your self-certification status is, click here to learn more about them.