1. Have NYS Driver License (Class D, E or Non-CDL C) or a valid CDL from another state.
2. Prepare for written test.
3. Apply for Commercial Learner Permit at a DMV Office.
4. Pay $40 CDL road test (Skills test) fee before scheduling road test
5. Complete Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) prior to taking CDL road test.
6. Prepare for road test.
7. Schedule CDL road test (skills test).
8. Take your road test at least 14 days after receiving Commercial Learner Permit.
• Failure to do air brake check
• Performing air brake check incorrectly
• Not setting the brake (vehicle moves)
• Not studying the CDL Driver Manual