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COMMERCIAL VEHICLES FOR YOUR TRAINING.
Also known as a CLP, a Commercial Learners Permit is required before learning how to operate a
Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), whether a Class B, or Class A vehicle.
Step One:
Conduct and pass a DOT physical exam. A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24
months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner's certificate for
less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood
pressure.
Step Two:
Complete a DL 44C. This is the commercial license application (yellow) form you
are able to obtain at any Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Obtain a
Commercial Driver Handbook.
Step Three:
Gather the following documents (required by the Department of Motor Vehicles).
Note: Names on all documents must match. Missing middle names or different last names will not be
accepted at the DMV:
Step Four:
• Birth Certificate, Work Permit, Certificate of Naturalization, Green Card,
or Valid U.S. Passport (just one of these)
• Valid Drivers License or ID
• Proof of Residence in California (i.e. utility bill, car registration)
• DL 44C Application
• Medical Exam paperwork
Make an appointment at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Submit required
documents listed in step four and pay $7
6.00 fee. A picture will be taken during
this office visit.
Step Five:
Take all four written exams, listed in step three, at the Department of Motor
Vehicles.
Using the Commercial Driver Handbook, study the required subjects to pass the
following written tests:
• Commercial Knowledge (50 questions)
• Air Brakes (25 questions)
• Combination Vehicles (20 questions) -
not required for Class B
• Class C Renewal Exam (18 questions)
Step Six:
Once all tests have been completed, request your commercial learners permit.
Step Six:
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