- For any commercial driver’s license, you must be 18 years old for intrastate and 21 years or older for interstate.
- You must provide a valid driver’s license with a picture.
- You must submit proof of a current, complete physical exam.
- You must show proof of liability insurance on any vehicles you personally own.
- You must show proof of your Social Security number.
- You must pay an application fee of $15 in cash only at the time you apply.
- You must fill out and submit a Supplemental Application Form – (DPSMV 2211) – Enclosure A
- You must take and successfully passed the required tests, after which time you will be issued a 60 day learner’s permit.
- You will be required to make an appointment with a CDL Third-Party Examiner in order to take your skills test. The skills tests will cover pre-trip inspection, basic controls, and road driving. You will find a list of CDL Third-Party Examiners at any Office of Motor Vehicles location.
- When you have successfully completed the skills tests, the examiner will place a Certificate of Successful Completion into a sealed envelope. This must be presented to the CDL office for issuance of your commercial driver’s license.
Fees for CDL training in Louisiana include:
- Application fee (initial and renewal) $15.00
- CDL driver’s license fee – $41.00 ($51.00 for Orleans parish)
- Endorsements – $5.00 each
- Parish fee (if applicable) – up to $3.00
If you have any other questions or need additional information about CDL training in Louisiana, contact the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections at the following address:
Office of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 64886
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Phone: (225) 922-1175 or (225) 925-6146