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Maryland CDL (Commercial Driver's License Fees

  • Maryland CDL Renewal/Conversion (Includes CDLIS fee) - $50.00
  • Maryland CDL Conversion (Out of State to MD CDL same class. Includes CDLIS fee 5-year license) - $65.00
  • Add Motorcycle Class - $45.00
  • Maryland CDL Duplicate - $20.00
  • Maryland CDL Correction (w/o renewal) - $20.00
  • Maryland CDL Skills Retest - $20.00
  • Maryland CDL Learner's Permit (Includes CDLIS & Skills Test fees) - $90.00
  • Maryland CDL HAZMAT Background Check (BRC) - $88.75
Maryland Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Tests

Special Instructions for Maryland (CDL) Commercial Class A, B, & C and Non-Commercial Class A & B (Recreational Vehicles (RV), Fire Apparatus and Farm Vehicles)

NOTE: Applicants are eligible to schedule a Maryland commercial driver's license (CDL) skills test or a class A or B noncommercial skills test if they have held their Maryland CDL or Type II non GLS learner's permit for a minimum of 14 days, and who's Maryland driver's license is not currently suspended, revoked, cancelled or disqualified. In addition to a valid license and permit, Maryland CDL applicants must also have a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate (DOT physical card) and a waiver/exemption if required.

If you have any issues while registering online for your driving skills test, please call 1-410-768-7000 or 1-800-492-4575 TTY for the Hearing Impaired for assistance in scheduling a skills test appointment. Please listen to the whole message to hear the prompt to press #7, then #2 to speak to a Customer Service Representative so you can schedule an appointment.

At the end of this appointment transaction process, you will receive a confirmation number that will assist you in verifying your appointment through our Manage Scheduled Appointments tab on the Appointment Scheduling System. You can use this confirmation number and your date of birth to confirm your appointment online or if you need to change or cancel your test appointment.

Maryland Commercial and Noncommercial skills test requirements

The following items must be presented at the time of your test appointment:
  • Valid Maryland Non Commercial or Commercial driver's license as applicable.
  • Valid Maryland commercial or non-commercial Class A or B learner's permit. *Obtain a duplicate learner's permit if original is lost, stolen, or mutilated for testing.
  • CDL applicants must provide a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate (DOT card) and medical waiver/exemption if applicable.
  • Glasses/contacts must be worn for the test, if so restricted.
  • Accompanying driver with their valid driver's license: Must be 21 years of age or older and has held a valid Maryland or out-of-state CDL or noncommercial license of the same class or higher that the applicant is testing for, for a minimum of 3 years. CDL accompanying drivers must also present a valid DOT physical card with medical waiver/exemption, if applicable.
  • You must provide a valid registration card for the test vehicle including valid registration for any vehicle being towed by the test vehicle (i.e. the trailer on a class A CDL vehicle combination).
  • The vehicle(s) must be properly tagged with 1 or 2 tags as required by the issuing state.
  • Vehicles that are placarded for hazardous materials may not be used for testing.
  • If a rental vehicle is being used, the applicant's name must appear on the rental contact as a driver.
  • All test vehicles must have a valid, legible VIN plate/fishplate (contains the vehicle manufacturers GVWR or GVCWR information and its vehicle identification number) that is attached to the vehicle. This includes any vehicle trailer that is towed by the test vehicle.
  • The commercial/non-commercial test vehicle(s) must be in safe operating condition for the test.
  • The test vehicle(s) must be of the same or lower class/ type as the commercial/ non-commercial learner's permit held by the applicant. (i.e. Restricted A combination instead of a tractor trailer combination).

Note: Maryland Commercial/non-commercial class A & B Driver's Skill Test Appointments actual start and end times may fluctuate due to unforeseen circumstances. Factors such as road conditions, volume of traffic, and weather conditions, etc. may cause your appointment to start or end later than expected.

Maryland CDL Written Knowledge Tests

You will need to pass the Maryland Knowledge Tests that are required for the class of license, restriction, and endorsements you wish to possess. A general knowledge test for the Class A or Class B and C license must be successfully completed by all CDL applicants. The information needed to pass these tests is contained in the FREE Maryland CDL Handbook. Please read and study this manual carefully.
  • Class A - 70 Questions (50 GK + 20 Combination Vehicles) - Skills test required.
  • Class B - 50 Questions - Skills test required.
  • Class C - 50 Questions - Skills test required for bus, school bus and air brakes vehicles..
  • Passenger Endorsement - 20 questions - Skills test required in bus.
  • School Bus Endorsement - 25 questions - Skills test required in school bus.
  • Doubles/Triples Endorsement - 20 questions - No additional skills tests.
  • Tank Vehicle Endorsement - 20 questions - No additional skills tests.
  • Hazardous Materials Endorsement - 30 questions - No additional skills tests.
  • Air Brake Restriction Removal - 25 questions - Additional skills test in vehicle with Air Brakes.

Go to Maryland CDL Selector Tool
If you need help . . .
determining what Class of CDL you need based upon the type of vehicle you will drive (A, B or C) or are not sure which CDL Endorsements you need based upon the type of loads you will carry; use the free CDL Selector Tool . . .
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Not sure which MD CDL Tests you need to pass? Use this tool to determine what Class of CDL and which CDL Endorsements you require.

Classes of Maryland CDL and Required Tests

CDL Class Tests Required Possible Endorsements and Required Tests
Class A
vehicle endorsement required)

General Knowledge Written Exam

Combination Endorsement Written Exam

Road Exam

H - Hazardous Materials Written Exam
N - Tank Vehicles Written Exam
P - Passenger Transport Written and Road Exam
T - Doubles/Triples Written Exam
X - HazMat and Tank Vehicles Written Exam
L - Air Brakes Written and Road Exam
S - School Bus Written and Road Exam
Class B

General Knowledge Written Exam

Road Exam

H - Hazardous Materials Written Exam
N - Tank Vehicles Written Exam
P - Passenger Transport Written and Road Exam
X - HazMat and Tank Vehicles Written Exam
L - Air Brakes Written and Road Exam
S - School Bus Written and Road Exam
Class C

General Knowledge Written Exam

Road Exam

Note: If upgrading to a Class C from a Class D, no road test is required UNLESS the endorsement requires one.
H - Hazardous Materials Written Exam
N - Tank Vehicles Written Exam
P - Passenger Transport Written and Road Exam
X - HazMat and Tank Vehicles Written Exam
L - Air Brakes Written and Road Exam
S - School Bus Written and Road Exam

Maryland CDL Endorsements

Exam Time Allowed (Minutes) # of Questions on Exam # of Correct Answers Needed to Pass
General Knowledge 60 50 40
Air Brakes 25 25 20
HazMat 30 30 24
Tank 20 20 16
Passenger 20 20 16
Doubles/Triples 20 20 16
Combination Vehicles 20 20 16
School Bus 20 20 16

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  • What is a Commercial Drivers License (CDL)?
  • How to get a Maryland CDL (Commercial Driver's License)
  • How old do you have to be to get a Maryland CDL (Commercial Driver's License)
  • How to get a Maryland CDL HazMat (Hazardous Materials Endorsement) Permit
  • What is the difference between Interstate and Intrastate?
  • How to get a free Maryland CDL Study Guide
  • How to get a Maryland School Bus CDL
  • How much does a Maryland CDL cost?
  • Where is my nearest Maryland DMV CDL office located?
  • Where can I find Maryland CDL (commercial drivers license) forms?
  • What are the Maryland CDL Medical Requirements?

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In addition to the Maryland CDL (commercial driver's license) information found in our website covering the Maryland CDL and in the free Maryland CDL Handbook (which is quite boring and a bit confusing - and doesn't have a single multiple-choice question in it that is asked on the actual tests), the complete online Maryland CDL Practice Test prep program will prepare you to easily pass your Maryland CDL written exams to get your Maryland CDL permit. The skills test modules are invaluable to give you a head start before doing your behind the wheel work, possibly saving you a lot of money. The Maryland CDL test prep program includes the following features . . .
  • Covers ALL Eight Maryland CDL written tests.
    • In separate study modules - you won't need all of them - don't waste time on what you don't require.
  • Covers ALL Three Maryland CDL skills tests.
    • In separate study modules - you won't need all of them - don't waste time on what you don't require.
  • 670 practice Maryland CDL test questions with actual answers.
  • Access to CDL videos covering written and skills tests.
  • CDL study guide in both text and audio - listen as you read along.
  • CDL study Quick Reviews.
  • Interactive online CDL Quizzes.
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