How To Get A Florida CDL

Getting a CDL Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to get an Florida CDL from CDL Permit to CDL Skills Test at the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles.

CDL Requirements

For starters, you should review the Florida CDL Requirements section to determine if you will qualify for a CDL. Some of these requirements include a minimum age requirement and CDL physical requirements.

CDL Permit

Get a CDL permit by passing the written tests for the type of Florida CDL you want to get. Review the Florida CDL permit section to learn more about the CDL permit process.

CDL Endorsements

Depending on the CDL endorsement you want to obtain, you need to pass the written CDL endorsement test. However, some endorsements may also require a background check before the endorsement can be added to your CDL license. Consult the Florida CDL endorsements section for additional information.

CDL Skills Test

A CDL driving test must be passed in which the driver completes a 3-part exam that includes a pre-trip inspection test, basic control skills test, and driving test at either a state CDL test site or approved 3rd party test site in Florida. More details can be found on the Florida CDL skills test section.

CDL License Information

Information regarding the Florida CDL can be found on the Holding a Florida CDL section including details about renewing a CDL, upgrading a CDL and CDL restrictions.


Florida CDL Information

Florida CDL

Cost of Florida CDL: $75.00
Florida CDL Manual
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles


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