- Applicants must be at least 18 years old to drive a commercial motor vehicle within the state of Maryland. You must be 21 years old to drive commercially across state lines and to haul hazardous materials.
- You must show proof of your age, and proof that you live in Maryland.
- If you will be transporting hazardous materials, you must also show lawful admission into the US.
- You must possess a valid Maryland driver’s license.
- Before taking any tests, you will be required to provide a DOT medical examiner’s certificate card.
- You must pass a vision screening test and any required knowledge tests before you will be issued a learner’s instructional permit.
- You must verify that you do not have a drivers license from more than one state, and you must be willing to surrender your current license.
- Your current driver’s license and driving privileges cannot be suspended, disqualified, canceled, or revoked or you will not be eligible for Maryland CDL.
- You will be responsible for providing information to the motor vehicle administration of any state license held in the previous 10 years, including previous addresses and license numbers.
If you need additional information regarding CDL training in Maryland, please use the following resources to contact the Maryland Department of Transportation.