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Montana CDL Pre-Trip, Skills, and Road Test Requirements

You must hold your Montana Commercial License Permit {CLP) for a minimum of 14 days before testing.

The Montana CDL skills tests must be completed in the following order:
  • Pre-trip vehicle inspection
  • Basic vehicle control skills
  • On-road driving
You must successfully complete each step before moving on to the next. The test will be ended if a step is failed. You will be required to reschedule.
  • Study section 11, 12, and 13 of the Montana Commercial Driver License (CDL) Manual
    • Those testing for a school bus endorsement must also study section 10
    NOTE: The Montana CDL pre-trip vehicle inspection includes the complete in-cab air brake test . The in-cab air brake test must be done correctly; if failed, it will result in failure of the pre-trip vehicle inspection and testing will be ended.
  • Schedule an appointment
    • Online at: https://dojmt.gov/driving/appointment-scheduling/
    • By phone at 866 450-8034
  • You must test in a vehicle representative of the license and type you are applying for
    • Montana CDL Class A drivers testing in vehicles with non-fifth wheel connections (such as pintle hook) will receive a "no tractor trailer" restriction
    • Those using automatic transmission vehicles will receive an "automatic transmission only" restriction
    • To be valid for air brakes, you must test in an air brake equipped vehicle
  • When arriving for your Montana CDL test, you must present the following:
    • Valid vehicle registration
    • Valid vehicle registration for trailer (Class A only)
    • Valid vehicle insurance card
    • Your valid commercial license permit
    • Your valid class D license
  • If you cannot keep your appointment, you must cancel prior to the appointment. Failure to do so will result in a $20 cancellation fee.
Your Montana CDL permit is valid for 180 days . If your permit is about to expire, you may renew it one time before it expires . There is no cost to renew your Montana commercial license permit. Montana CDL Pre-trip and/or skill tests passed during the first 180 days are forfeited if the Montana CDL permit is renewed.

Please arrive 15 minutes early and have your document s ready for verification.

Applicants arriving late or without all the required documentation may be required to reschedule.

Montana CDL Written Knowledge Tests
You will need to pass the Montana 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 Montana 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.

Classes of Montana CDL and Required Tests

CDL Class Tests Required Possible Endorsements and Required Tests
Class A
(Combination
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

Montana 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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  • How old do you have to be to get a Montana CDL (Commercial Driver's License)
  • How to get a Montana CDL HazMat (Hazardous Materials Endorsement) Permit
  • What is the difference between Interstate and Intrastate?
  • How to get a free Montana CDL Study Guide
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  • Where can I find Montana CDL (commercial drivers license) forms?
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In addition to the Montana CDL (commercial driver's license) information found in our website covering the Montana CDL and in the free Montana 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 Montana CDL Practice Test prep program will prepare you to easily pass your Montana CDL written exams to get your Montana 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 Montana CDL test prep program includes the following features . . .
  • Covers ALL Eight Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana 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.
  • and much more!
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