CDL Training in Alabama

CDL Training in AlabamaCDL training in Alabama will vary, depending on which type of license you’re applying for. Certain requirements will be necessary for all applicants, while others are limited to specific individuals.

CDL Training in Alabama Required for All Applicants:

  • Current driver’s license
  • Social Security card (see below for Verification)
  • Current Department of Transportation long medical form (unless medically exempt)
  • $25 testing fee (no checks)
  •  Proof of insurance
  • $53.50 to purchase class “A” license
  • $43.50 to purchase class “B” license
  • $23.50 to purchase class “C” license
  • $23.50 to purchase commercial learner license
  • $23.50 to purchase “school bus only” license

For Social Security Number Verification:

  • Social Security card (original)
  • Certified letter on letterhead from the Social Security Administration stating applicant’s name and number
  • U.S. military identification card
  • U.S. military form DD 214
  • Medicare/Medicaid identification card (if Social Security number is followed by the letter “A”)
  • W2 tax form

Requirements for CDL training in Alabama for Special Circumstances:

  • If transferring a license from another state, you must present one document from the “primary” list, as well as your Social Security card.
  • You must have a Transportation Security Administration background check if you are transferring or applying for a hazardous materials endorsement.
  • If you are upgrading a license or are a first time applicant, you must successfully complete a Skills Test. There is a $20 fee for the test, and Skills tests are only given by appointment.

Knowledge Tests:

You will have to take one or more knowledge tests, depending on what class of license and what endorsements you need. If you pass the required knowledge test(s), you can then take the CDL skills tests.

There are three types of general skills that will be tested: pre-trip inspection, basic vehicle control, and on-road driving. You must take these tests in the type of vehicle for which you wish to be licensed.

For more information or questions about CDL requirements in Alabama, contact the Alabama Department of Public Safety or visit their website at

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