CDL Permit Rule Requirements

CDL Medical Certification Requirements

Hazardous Materials

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Manuals

CDL Testing

  • CDL written knowledge testing may be completed at any Missouri State Highway Patrol Driver Examination Station. Pursuant to §302.720.2(1) RSMo., the written testing shall only be administered in English and no translators shall be allowed for applicants taking the knowledge test. The Missouri Commercial Driver License Manual is available online, in any MSHP Driver Examination office, or any Missouri license office.
  • CDL skills testing is available to the public by appointment only at defined Missouri State Highway Patrol CDL Test Sites. CDL skills test applicants must have completed applicable knowledge testing and have held a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) a minimum of 14 days prior to skills testing.
  • Reasonable testing accommodations for CDL applicants with disabilities, including persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, will be made in accordance with current State and Federal guidelines. Applicants may request consideration of accommodation by contacting the Missouri State Highway Patrol Driver and Vehicle Safety Division at (573) 751-2341.
  • Applicants that wish to operate in a non-exempted interstate or non-exempted intrastate commerce are required to obtain a DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate prior to the issuance of a CLP or CDL. Drivers with physical impairments that may affect their ability to safely operate a CMV, must obtain a “variance” form issued through the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). For example, such “variance”, often a Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE), is required for drivers with impaired or missing limbs, and must be carried with the Medical Examiner's Certificate at all times.
  • Resources:
    • Information from FMCSA regarding medical requirements can be found at www.FMCSA.dot.gov.
    • Information regarding Missouri Department of Transportation’s variance or waiver application program may be found:

Military

Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act (MCSIA)

Nondomiciled

Commercial Driver License or Commercial Learner’s Permit - State of Domicile

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation 49 CFR 383.5, defines “State of Domicile” as the State where a person has his or her true, fixed and permanent home and principal residence at which he or she has the intention of returning whenever absent.

In compliance with the Federal regulation and Missouri State Code of Regulation 12 CSR 10-24.405, all commercial driver license or commercial learner’s permit applicants must submit two acceptable documents as proof of Missouri residency as part of any new, renewal, duplicate or address change transaction.

Acceptable documents:

School Bus (S) Endorsement

Commercial Endorsements and Restrictions

Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Registration Fees

Additional Information

  • Motor Carrier Services - This website is your gateway to Missouri state requirements, forms and information for businesses and individuals interested in commercial operations of trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, limousines, or other commercial motor vehicles, on public highways in Missouri.