Commercial Driver’s License

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Commercial Driver’s License


  • CDL permit $11
  • Kentucky State Police testing fee $50

Commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants must have a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (also known as a “physical” card) from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet before they can test for a CDL. Every CDL applicant must have an application and a self-certification form on file before a permit or license can be issued. The Commercial Application (CAP) will display on the applicant’s driving record.

As of April 20, 2016, the updated federal forms are ONLY available online.

For the new Medical Examination Report Form, click HERE.

For the new Medical Examiner’s Certificate, click HERE.

New applicants must pass the vision and written tests to receive a permit. The applicant must have the permit for 14 days before a road test can be scheduled. To schedule a road test, contact the Kentucky State Police Skills Department at 800-542-5990.

Hazmat drivers must have a new Transportation Security Administration application on file every four years. Hazmat drivers will be required to retest on hazardous endorsements and apply with the Kentucky State Police for finger printing. Hazmat drivers are required to test every 2 years. Call the Kentucky State Police at (888) 655-9655 for more information.

  • CDL testing takes place on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Applicants must have a valid Kentucky Transportation Cabinet physical card.

Forms are also available online at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website by clicking HERE.