You must obtain and maintain your CDL in your state of residence. This is normally the state where your regular driver\'s license was issued. If you plan on moving soon, you may want to choose your new state of residence.
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- Has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of at least 26,001 pounds; or
- Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or
- Is any size vehicle carrying hazardous materials which requires placarding
- Have a valid Indiana operator's license;
- Have a valid United States Social Security number;
- Be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident;
- Pass a DOT physical examination;
- Obtain a commercial driver's license learner's permit and pass one or more of the written knowledge tests; and
- Pass a skills test in a vehicle class you intend to operate after acquiring an Indiana CDL permit
If a driver's CDL has been expired, disqualified, canceled, revoked, invalidated or voluntarily surrendered for more than one year, the holder must pass all knowledge and skills exams prior to issuance of the Indiana CDL license [140 IAC 7-3-17.5(d)]. How can the status of a DOT physical examination be checked by a driver or employer?
Companies and individual drivers can check the processing status of a DOT physical examination form by calling 888-692-6841 and selecting option number one (1). Indiana CDL Self-Certification On February 1, 2014 all Commercial Driver's License (CDL) holders who did not self-certify their driving type were disqualified for Failure to Self-Certify. Federal regulation requires CDL holders to certify to the BMV the type of commercial motor vehicles that they operate, or intend to operate, as well as acknowledge that they are required to meet the medical requirements for that CDL. To close this disqualification, you must self-certify your driving type or surrender your CDL. You may self-certify on myBMV.com or during a Indiana CDL or Indiana Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) transaction at a branch. Four notifications of the deadline were mailed over the past year. Self-certifying online is free and easy. You will need to create a myBMV account, if you do not already have one. After accessing your account, click "my Driver Records" then click on "CDL Self-Certify Driver Type" in the left column and answer the questions. After answering the questions, place a checkmark in the "swear or affirm" box and then click "save". You may also self-certify during a CLP/CDL renewal, amend or replacement branch transaction. Indiana Commercial Driver's License An Indiana Commercial Driver's License (CDL) allows the holder to operate commercial motor vehicles or combinations of vehicles with declared gross vehicle weight ratings in excess of 26,000 pounds; vehicles designed or used to transport 16 or more people, including the driver; and vehicles used to transport hazardous materials. In general, Indiana CDL requirements are stricter than for any other Indiana driver's license and are based upon stringent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. To get a CDL you must a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and be at least 18-years-old, if you will be transporting property within state lines, or at least 21-years-old if you will be transporting people. You must have held a valid driver's license, chauffeur's license, or public passenger chauffeur's license for at least one year. You must also hold a Indiana CDL learner's permit. Getting an Indiana Commercial Driver's License Learner's Permit To get a commercial driver's license learner's permit you must be at least 18 years old if you will be transporting property within state lines, and at least 21 years old if you will be transporting people. You must have held an Indiana driver's license, chauffeur's license, or public passenger chauffeur's license for at least one year. To get a Indiana commercial driver's license learner's permit you need to pass the appropriate knowledge test for the vehicle type that you plan to operate:
- All commercial vehicles drivers: General knowledge test
- All school bus drivers: School bus endorsement test and passenger transport test
- All bus drivers: Passenger transport test
- Vehicle with air brakes: Air brakes test
- Combination of vehicles: Combination vehicle test
- Drivers required to transport hazardous material: Hazardous material test
- Drivers required to transport liquids in bulk: Tanker test
- Drivers required to pull double or triple trailers: Doubles/triples test
- 4 year Indiana CDL - $36.00
- Restricted Class B Indiana CDL - $36.00
- Upgrade/Downgrade Indiana CDL - $19.00
- Replacement/Amended Indiana CDL - $5.50
- Indiana Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) - $17.00
- Amended or Replacement Indiana CLP - $10.50
You will need to pass the Indiana Knowledge Tests that are required for the class of license, restriction, and endorsements you wish to possess. A general knowledge test for the Class A or Class B and C license must be successfully completed by all CDL applicants. The information needed to pass these tests is contained in the FREE Indiana CDL Handbook. Please read and study this manual carefully.
- Class A - 70 Questions (50 GK + 20 Combination Vehicles) - Skills test required.
- Class B - 50 Questions - Skills test required.
- Class C - 50 Questions - Skills test required for bus, school bus and air brakes vehicles..
- Passenger Endorsement - 20 questions - Skills test required in bus.
- School Bus Endorsement - 25 questions - Skills test required in school bus.
- Doubles/Triples Endorsement - 20 questions - No additional skills tests.
- Tank Vehicle Endorsement - 20 questions - No additional skills tests.
- Hazardous Materials Endorsement - 30 questions - No additional skills tests.
- Air Brake Restriction Removal - 25 questions - Additional skills test in vehicle with Air Brakes.
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- Indiana CDL - Hazardous Materials Endorsement
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vehicle endorsement required)
General Knowledge Written Exam
Combination Endorsement Written Exam
General Knowledge Written Exam
General Knowledge Written Exam
Road ExamNote: If upgrading to a Class C from a Class D, no road test is required UNLESS the endorsement requires one.
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