CDL Training in Texas

Texas CDL TrainingPlease read the following information for important requirements regarding CDL training in Texas.

  • If you are applying for Texas commercial drivers license for the first time, application must be made in person at a Texas Drivers License Office.
  • You will be required to show documents that verify your identity.
  • You may be asked to show one or more documents that verify your US citizenship or your right to have a lawful presence.
  • If there’s any conflicting information, such as incomplete or incorrect names and/or date of birth, you may be asked to produce additional documentation.
  • You must show proof of your Social Security number. A Texas CDL will not be issued to you without a Social Security number.
  • If you are not a resident of Texas, you must meet the nonresident requirements.
  • You must show proof of your Texas vehicle registration as well as liability insurance on any and all vehicles you own.
  • You must complete the CDL application.


  • Applicants must consent to be fingerprinted and photographed and your signature must be provided at the time of application.
  • You will be required to pass a vision exam.
  • You must take and successfully pass the appropriate written tests for the type of license for which you are applying. This includes endorsements, A & B rules test, and skills tests taken in the appropriate vehicle.
  • You will be required to complete the Hazardous Material Endorsement Procedures.
  • You must pay any required fees with cash, money order, or non-temporary check only.
  • You will be expected to provide a commercial motor vehicle for the driving exam. You must be able to show current liability insurance, Texas vehicle registration, and inspection for the vehicle before you will be allowed to test in it.

If you have questions or need additional information about CDL training in Texas, contact the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Texas Department of Public Safety
5805 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas  78752-4422

(512) 424-2000

Mailing Address:
Texas Department of Public Safety
P O Box 4087
Austin, Texas  78773-0001

Visit the website:

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/commerciallicense.htm

Download the manual:

 http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/documents/DL-7.pdf  

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