- You must be at least 18 years old to hold a CDL and drive a commercial vehicle within your home state.
- You must be at least age 21 to drive a commercial motor vehicle across state lines, carry hazardous materials, or transport any passengers.
- You must not have more than one driver’s license, and your driving privileges must not be suspended, revoked, canceled or disqualified.
- You must meet the medical requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
- You must have one or two years of driving experience, depending on your state’s requirements.
- You must pass a set of written exams to obtain your commercial learner’s permit. You can study for these exams using our
- You must prove citizenship or permission to work in the United States using legitimate personal identification which may include a Social Security Card, a Birth Certificate, or a Green Card
- You must certify that you are not subject to any of the CDL disqualifications for drivers (listed below)
- Must be able to speak and read the English language