CDL Permit & Theory Training

DOT Medical Card, Permit, & ELDT Information

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DOT Medical Card

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Search

The first step to getting your CDL is to go to a medical examiner and have a physical to get a DOT Medical card. This card is needed to test for your permit and needs to be renewed every 1 to 2 years.

Once you have a valid DOT medical card, you can book the test for your CDL permit (in the state you live in). You do not need a school or trainer to prepare you for your permit test. See below for state requirements and study materials to get you ready for your permit test.

Upon renewing your DOT Medical card each time, you will be required to do a "Self-Certification" to link it to your CDL.

Road test

Upon passing the permit test and obtaining your ELDT Theory certificate, you're ready to start your hands-on road test training with us.

Study Materials

You can obtain a permit study book from your nearest DMV/RMV or we have linked them below.

New Hampshire DMV Locations

Massachusetts RMV Locations

 

CDL-A: Take General Knowledge, Combinations, & Airbrakes Tests

Read the whole book and then study sections:

Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes, Combination Vehicles

 

CDL-B: Take General Knowledge & Airbrakes Tests

Read the whole book and then study sections:

Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes

 

CDL Upgrade (B to A): Take Combinations Test (and Airbrakes if you need the airbrake endorsement)

Read the whole book and then study section:

Combination Vehicles, and Air Brakes if applicable

Schedule Your NH Permit Test

Review the NH requirements here. Once that is done, use the button here to get to the appointment booking page.  Choose "CDL Permit/Endorsement Knowledge Test" & follow prompts.

CDL-B: Test for General Knowledge & Airbrakes

CDL-A: Test for General Knowledge, Combinations, & Airbrakes

CDL UPGRADE: Test for Combinations (& Airbrakes if you have a "Z Restriction" on your CDL-B)

YOU NEED TO INSIST THAT YOU PAY THE $60 FOR YOUR CDL LICENSE/TEST WHEN YOU ARE AT THE DMV ONCE YOU PASS YOUR PERMIT TEST.

Do not skip the $60 payment the day you get your permit or you will have to return to the DMV and fill out the same yellow form again in order to pay the $60 and be eligible to book your road test.

 

Schedule Your MA Permit Test

This page has a lot of information on the MA requirements.  Make sure to review it all and then choose "Start your application online" to book your CLP test.

CDL-B: Test for General Knowledge & Airbrakes

CDL-A: Test for General Knowledge, Combination, & Airbrakes

CDL UPGRADE: Test for Combinations (& Airbrakes if you have a "Z Restriction" on your CDL-B)

EDLT Theory Training

If you are applying to obtain a Class A CDL or Class B CDL for the first time, or upgrading from a Class B to a Class A license, you must take and pass the Class A or B, or A to B Upgrade, Theory Course.

ELDT Theory Course MUST be completed before you can book your road test so we require that you get your ELDT Theory certificate before starting our BTW & Range (hands-on) training so that it's done and out of the way.

You can save time and do this before starting here, but if you do not have it completed before your first session, we will set you up on our computer to complete it before we move to the hands-on training at the trucks.

The NH DMV & MA RMV will NOT let us book you a road test unless you complete the ELDT Theory training. 

An affordable ELDT Theory Course can be found at: www.ELDT.com and only costs $50! Once you complete the ELDT Theory Course a Certificate will be issued and they will submit your test score to the federal FMCSA database.

We will need a copy of your License/Permit and DOT Medical card before you get started.
You will need to bring those to your first training session.

Pay for your NH CDL License

New Hampshire requires that your license be paid for in person at the DMV before your road test can be booked. We book your road test, but cannot until you pay for your license!

HOW TO: Easiest- Pay for your license when you pay your permit fees at the DMV. Otherwise, visit any NH DMV and pay for your license as soon as you start our program. You can make a "permit test" appointment online then just tell them you need to pay for the license when you get there.

NOT SURE IF YOU PAID THIS YET? Call 603-227-4000 Option #3 to check.
You are NOT booking a road test, you are paying for your license and MUST do that in person. Tell them your school is booking a State Trooper Detail for your road test and you are just checking to see if you need to go to the DMV to make the payment.

Pay for your MA CDL License

Massachusetts does not require that your license be paid for online before we can book your actual road test. You must pay it before they will issue your license though. You cannot pay this over the phone or in person, you must pay it online.

HOW TO: Scroll down to the "Make a Payment" section and then choose the "Pay License and Road Test Fees" option.

IF THERE ARE NO FEES TIED TO YOUR LICENSE, IT HAS BEEN PAID. IF YOU DO NOT PAY THIS FEE, THEY WILL NOT MAIL YOUR NEW LICENSE TO YOU.

Self-Certification

When you get your CDL for the first time, the state will link your DOT medical card to your CDL.

Every time you renew your DOT medical card after that, you will need to link it to your CDL license through self-certification. It's a very easy process and they should send you a reminder letter that it's time to renew your DOT medical card and self-certify.

In NH there is a form you can print and email, fax, or mail to them. In MA you can print a form or submit it right through the website.

MA Self-Certification

MA Information on Self-Certification

MA Self-Certification Printable Form

MA Self-Certification Online Form

Scroll down to the "Self-Certify a Commercial License" option in the first column under Driver Licensing and Permits for the online form.

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