- If you wish to transport cargo across state lines you must be 21 years of age. A minimum age of 18 is acceptable if you intend to operate solely within the state of Oklahoma.
- You must provide proper identification. This includes a certified birth certificate, a US passport, another states drivers license, or active-duty military ID cards.
- The identification much of your full legal name as well as your date of birth. If your name has been changed, you will need to provide the court document that reflects the change.
- All applicants for CDL training in Oklahoma are required to take the general knowledge test. Depending on the class of license you wish to obtain and the endorsements you require, you may also be asked to take additional knowledge tests.
- These additional tests can include; Passenger Transport, Air Brakes, Combination Vehicles, Hazardous Materials, Tankers, and Doubles and/or Triples.
You will not be eligible to take the CDL skills tests until you have successfully pass the required knowledge tests. The skills tests will test three types of general skills, pre-trip inspection, basic vehicle control, and on road driving. Each test must be taken in the same type and class of vehicle for which you wish to be licensed.
In the pre-trip vehicle inspection, your examiner will determine if you know whether your vehicle is safe to drive. You will do an inspection of your vehicle and explained to the examiner what you are inspecting and why it is important.
Your skills in controlling your vehicle are tested in the basic vehicle control test. You will be asked to maneuver your vehicle forward, backward, and to turn it within a defined area, typically marked with traffic cones or some other barrier.
Your ability to safely drive your vehicle in a variety of traffic situations will be tested during the on road test. This may include left and right hand turns, maneuvering intersections, railroad crossings, roads with curves and or hills. You will follow the examiner’s instruction as he tells you where to drive.
Fees for an Oklahoma CDL range from $4.00 for a learner’s permit to $66.50 for class A CDL. Additional fees can include a $4.00 retest fee, $4.00 for each endorsement, and $10 to replace a lost CDL or renew a current one.
If you have additional questions or need further information, contact the Oklahoma Department of safety office at the following address:
Oklahoma Department of Safety Office
Motor Vehicle Division
409 N.E. 28th St.
Oklahoma City, OK