- You must be at least 18 years old, and if you intend to transport hazardous materials which require placarding, you must be at least 21 years old.
- You must complete a CDL application, which can be found on the website at www.dmv.state.pa.us, or you can pick one up at any of the drivers license centers.
- You must have a valid Pennsylvania drivers license, proof of identity, proof of residency, and a Social Security card.
- If your name has been changed you will be required to provide the original documents showing the change.
- Fees are required for your CDL as well as your permit, and are based on how many endorsements you apply for as well as the class of license for which you are applying.
- Fees must be paid with a check or money order made out to PennDOT. The drivers license centers will not accept cash.
- All required knowledge tests must be completed and successfully passed before you are considered eligible for taking the skills test.
For more in-depth information about CDL training in Pennsylvania, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Driver and Vehicle Services at 1-800-932-4600, or visit their website at http://www.dot.state.pa.us/.
The mailing address is:
Penndot Bureau of Driver Licensing
P. O. box 68679
Harrisburg, Pa 17106-867
Interested applicants can download the Pennsylvania CDL manual by clicking the following link: