Getting your CDL in Maryland
Getting your CDL in Maryland
How to get a CDL in Maryland
1. Obtain a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). You must be at least 18 years old, and have a valid driver’s license. You must also pass the knowledge and vision tests.
2. Complete the required classroom and behind-the-wheel training. Maryland requires that you complete a minimum of 60 hours of classroom study and at least 20 hours of behind-the-wheel training at an approved school.
3. Pass the CDL skills tests. You must take the CDL skills tests at an MVA office. These tests include a pre-trip inspection, basic vehicle control, on-road driving and an air brake test.
4. Apply for a CDL. After you have completed your training and passed the skills tests, you must apply for a CDL at your local MVA office. You must provide proof of identity, Social Security number, proof of residency, medical certification and the appropriate fees.
5. Get your Maryland CDL. Once you have been approved, you will receive a temporary Maryland CDL. Your permanent card will be mailed to you within five weeks. and prices
To obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in Maryland, you need to meet specific requirements and complete a series of steps. The process involves gathering documentation, passing written and skills tests, and paying the necessary fees. Here’s a general overview:
- You must be at least 18 years old to drive within Maryland and 21 years old to drive across state lines or transport hazardous materials.
- You should hold a valid Maryland driver’s license.
- You must provide proof of your Social Security Number.
- Gather the required documentation, including proof of identity (e.g., birth certificate, passport), proof of residency, and proof of Social Security Number.
- You may also need to provide documents verifying your legal presence in the United States.
CDL Written Test:
- Study the Maryland Commercial Driver’s License Manual thoroughly.
- Visit a local Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) office to take the written CDL exam.
- The exam covers general knowledge, specific vehicle classes, air brakes (if applicable), and any additional endorsements you seek.
CDL Skills Test:
- Schedule an appointment at an MVA office or an authorized third-party testing location to take the CDL skills test.
- The skills test consists of three parts: pre-trip vehicle inspection, basic vehicle control, and on-road driving.
- You’ll need to provide the appropriate vehicle for each test, such as a commercial vehicle of the appropriate class.
- Obtain a medical examination from a certified medical examiner.
- The medical examiner will complete the Medical Examination Report (MER) and provide you with a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC).
- The fees for obtaining a CDL in Maryland can vary. As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the fee for a Class A or B CDL was $70 for a five-year license, and the fee for a Class C CDL was $50 for a five-year license.
- Additional fees may apply for duplicates, skills tests, and other services.
Please note that the fees and specific procedures may have changed since my last update. To get the most accurate and up-to-date information, please visit the official website of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) or contact your local MVA office in Maryland. They will provide you with the current requirements and fees for obtaining a CDL in Maryland.