- Applicants must be 21 years of age. A minimum of 18 years is acceptable if commercial driving will only be done within Maine and if the applicant will not be transporting hazardous materials requiring placarding or driving double or triple trailer rigs.
- Before you can be issued a CDL permit or take any skills tests, you must be able to obtain a valid DOT medical examiner’s card.
- You must be able to qualify for a license based on your driving record. You could be disqualified from obtaining a Maine CDL if you have a license from any other state besides Maine. You could also be disqualified if your commercial driving privileges have been revoked in any state. Your license cannot be currently suspended, denied, canceled, or revoked. You will be denied a Maine CDL if you have been convicted within the last two years of operating a commercial motor vehicle while impaired.
- You must provide your Maine driver’s license.
- You must take and successfully pass all required examinations for your class and endorsement needs.
- You must provide proof of your Social Security number.
- You will be required to fill out and submit an application, including certifications.
- You must pass the necessary knowledge and vision tests before you will be issued a CDL Temporary Instruction Permit.
- CDL training fees must be paid.
- You will be responsible for scheduling, taking, and passing the Maine CDL skills tests.
You can download the Maine Commercial Manual by clicking the following link:
You can also visit the official website here:
if you need additional information concerning CDL training in Maine, contact the Secretary of State at the following address:
Maine Secretary of State
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Augusta, Maine 04333
Web site: http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv