How Do I Get a CDL in Colorado?

Welcome to the next step of your future! Get a CDL, Get a JOB!

#1 Get Your CDL Permit. To get started, you’ll first need to obtain a CDL Permit for $14 at your local DMV. …

#2 – Schedule Appointment. at

#3 – Take a course at

CDL General Information

You must have a valid CDL to operate:

  • Any commercial motor vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more.
  • Any commercial vehicle that is designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver.
  • Any vehicle transporting hazardous material and is required to be placarded in accordance with 49 CFR Part 172, Subpart F.

What exactly do I need to obtain a CDL?  Call us at 303-222-4465

You will need:

  • Valid driver license from Colorado or another state or a commercial permit
  • Current DOT medical card – find a FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner in your area
  • Your Social Security number
  • Commercial drive skills test completion form
  • If you want to add a HAZMAT endorsement on your CDL, you will need to successfully pass the HAZMAT written exam and provide a current TSA background check every time you purchase a CDL.
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