In Indiana, the endorsement tests are purpose specific and are taken on the basis of the license and endorsements required. With this in mind, these endorsements will incur further fees should the driver look to upgrade after attaining their CDL.
All applicants are required to complete the General Knowledge Test.
Other knowledge tests include:
|The Passenger Transport Test
|Hazardous Materials Test
||Drivers intending to haul hazardous materials or waste in amounts requiring placarding.
|The Tanker Test
||Drivers intending to haul bulk liquids.
|The Combination Vehicles Test
||Drivers intending to drive combination vehicles
|The Doubles or Triples Test
||Drivers intending to haul double or triple trailers respectively.
|The Air Brakes Test
||Drivers intending to drive vehicles with Air Brakes
Other purpose specific tests may apply depending on the career path in which the driver would like to pursue. It is highly probable that drivers will need multiple endorsements and will need to complete more than one Knowledge Test in addition to the General Knowledge Test.
In Indiana, these examinations can be taken at Indiana BMV License Branches. The costs associated with these tests vary depending on the nature of the endorsement and applicants are advised to contact the nearest Indiana BMV License Branch to ascertain exact fees. The times and locations relevant to specific areas are available at:
In order to pass these tests, the candidate must achieve a score of at least 80%. As with the CDL Instruction Permit this level of expertise is demanded to ensure the safety of all road users and the professionalism of the CDL Driver.