Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles abides by federal mandates and requires proof of U.S. Citizenship, lawful permanent residence or temporary legal presence, along with proof of Connecticut residency for holders of commercial driver licenses and permits. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is mandating this requirement.
In general, this additional paperwork requirement includes:
Non-U.S. citizens must show proof of legal presence in the United States to be eligible for a CDL or CLP. If you are not a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (i.e. temporary visitor), your CLP or CDL document will have the words “Non-Domicile” on it and you will not be eligible for a hazmat endorsement.
Required Documentation (must be presented when appearing for CDL knowledge testing):
Once the above documentation is presented and accepted by a DMV representative you will be required to take and pass a general knowledge test and endorsement tests depending on the type of commercial motor vehicle you intend to operate.
Then once you have passed the required knowledge test(s), you will be required to pay a $10 fee for the issuance of the Commercial Learner Permit (CLP).
Once you have passed the required knowledge/endorsement tests and obtained a CDIP a skills test may be scheduled. Skills tests are scheduled by appointment only through the DMV Phone Center or at a DMV Hub or Limited Service office.
What to bring to the Skills Test:
Call the DMV Testing Unit at 860-263-5096 to schedule a CDL skills test.
You will be evaluated on the following items:
Connecticut follows federal guidelines in the classification of their CDLs.