CDL Initial Application Information

How do I get a CDL for the first time?

  • You must hold a valid regular driver license and be at least 18 years old before applying for a CDL
  • CDL school is not required, but recommended
  • You will need to visit a driver license office and successfully pass the written tests that apply to the commercial license you desire.  Click here to view CDL manual.
  • Once you have successfully passed the required exams, purchase a CDL permit for the applicable fee.

You will be required to:

Other Information:

 

For additional information, call 303-205-5694 or email DOR_cdlunit@state.co.us