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.

New Hampshire DMV Locations

Massachusetts RMV Locations

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.


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.

EDLT Theory Training

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

ELDT Theory Course MUST be completed before you can book your road test. You can do this before starting our BTW & Range training or during our program, but we would recommend you acquire this before starting your hands-on training.

The state will NOT let you book a road test unless you complete the ELDT Theory training.

An affordable ELDT Theory Course can be found at: and only costs $25! Once you completed the ELDT Theory Course a Certificate will be issued and they will submit your test score to the RMV/DMV for your state.

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 MA Road Test

Massachusetts requires that your license & road test be paid for online before we can book your actual road test. Once you make your final payment with us, wait 24 hours and then make the payment to the RMV online.

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

Pay for your NH CDL License

New Hampshire requires that your road test 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.


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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