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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.
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
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.
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:
• 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 $76.00 fee. A picture will be taken during
this office visit.
Take all four written exams, listed in step three, at the Department of Motor
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)
Once all tests have been completed, request your commercial learners permit.
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HOW TO OBTAIN A COMMERCIAL LEARNERS PERMIT