How to Get a Commercial Learner's Permit

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How to Get a Commercial Learner’s Permit. If you are interested in becoming a professional driver in the transportation industry, you will need a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Getting a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) is the very first step in the process of obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). This video by CDL Digest covers the entire process and it is applicable to all 50 States.



00:00 Introduction
01:46 Part 1: What is a Commercial Learner’s Permit?
03:42 Part 2: What is Entry-Level Driver Training?
04:24 Part 3: Basic Requirements for a CLP
04:59 Part 4: Self-Certification Requirements
09:43 Part 5: Getting a D.O.T. Physical
10:31 Part 6: Studying for an Taking the Knowledge Tests



State Licensing Agencies and CDL Manuals:

Class “A” CDL Permit Study Guide:

Class “B” CDL Permit Study Guide:

General Knowledge Study Guide:

Air Brakes Study Guide:

Combination Vehicles Study Guide:

Tank Vehicle Endorsement Study Guide:

Passenger Vehicle Endorsement Study Guide:

School Bus Endorsement Study Guide:


License Requirements:

Medical Requirements:

CLP and CDL License Classifications:

CLP and CDL Disqualification Information:


Entry-Level Driver Training:

Training Provider Registry:

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners:

Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875:

Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876 (D.O.T. Medical Card):

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