- You must be 21 years of age. A minimum of 18 years is acceptable if all commercial driving is done within the state of Missouri, no hazardous materials requiring placarding are transported, and no double or triple trailer rigs are driven.
- Before you will be issued a CDL permit or allowed to take any skills test, you must prove you are physically capable of obtaining a valid DOT medical examiner’s card.
- You must meet the qualifications for the CDL based on your driving record. You can be disqualified if you have a license from any state other than Missouri or if your current commercial driving privilege is subject to disqualification from Missouri or any other state. You will not be granted a Missouri CDL if your license is currently canceled, revoked, suspended, or denied. You will also be disqualified if you have a conviction for impaired operation of a commercial motor vehicle within the last two years.
Here are a few more requirements:
- You must provide your Missouri drivers license.
- You must show proof of your Social Security number.
- You are required to take and successfully pass all exams that apply to your license class plus any endorsement requirements you need.
- You must meet all the Missouri driver record eligibility requirements.
- Applicants must fill out an application including certifications.
- Before a Temporary Instruction Permit will be issued, you will be required to take and successfully pass the appropriate knowledge and vision tests.
- The appropriate Missouri CDL fees must be paid.
- You must schedule, take, and successfully pass the Missouri CDL skills test.
If you have more questions about CDL training in Missouri, contact the Missouri Department of Revenue or visit their website at: http://dor.mo.gov/drivers/commercial/
Interested applicants can also download the manual at the following link: