- You must be 21 years of age. If all your commercial driving will be done within Georgia and if you will not be transporting any hazardous materials requiring placarding and if you do not drive double or triple trailer rigs, then the minimum age is 18.
- You must be physically able to obtain a valid DOT medical examiner’s card. This must be done before CDL permit will be issued and before you will be allowed to take any CDL skills tests.
- Your commercial driver’s license qualification will be based on your driving record. If you possess a license from any state besides Georgia, you will be disqualified and unable to obtain a Georgia commercial drivers license. In addition, if your commercial driving privilege has been disqualified by Georgia or any other state, you will not be issued a Georgia CDL.
- Your license must be in good standing. If it is suspended, revoked, canceled, or denied, the state of Georgia will not issue a CDL to you.
- If the record shows that conviction within the last 24 months for operating a commercial vehicle while impaired, that will also disqualify you from CDL training in Georgia.
Listed below are the steps you must take for CDL training in Georgia.
- 1. Present your Georgia drivers license.
- Take and successfully pass all exams that apply to your license class and the endorsements you desire.
- Show proof of your Social Security number.
- Meet or exceed the Georgia driver record eligibility requirements as determined by the state of Georgia.
- Fill out the required application.
- Take and successfully passed the required knowledge and vision tests. This must be completed before a temporary instruction permit will be given.
- Pay the required CDL fees.
- Schedule, take, and successfully pass the CDL skills tests.
For additional information about CDL training in Georgia, contact the Georgia Department of Driver Services at (866)754-3687 or send correspondence to:
Department of Driver Services
P.O. Box 80447
Conyers, GA 30013