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Vermont CDL Learner Permit

You must have a valid CDL or Vermont Commercial Learner's Permit to drive a commercial motor vehicle.

A Vermont Commercial Learner's Permit allows a person to receive commercial driving instruction and behind-the-wheel driving experience on public highways. While driving on the road, the holder of a Vermont Commercial Learner's Permit must be accompanied by a person who holds a valid CDL for the type of vehicle driven, including any endorsements, and who occupies a seat beside the individual, or in the case of a vehicle designed to transport more than 15 passengers, occupies a seat directly behind, or in the first row behind the driver, for the purpose of giving instruction in driving the commercial motor vehicle.

A Vermont Commercial Learner's Permit will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. A second six-month permit may be obtained any time within the ensuing 18-month period, but only one renewal or re- issuance is allowed within 24 months from original date of issue.

A person must hold a valid Vermont Operator's License and pass the knowledge tests for the class of license for which s/he is applying to qualify for a Vermont Commercial Learner's Permit. Knowledge tests may be required to operate certain types of vehicles, which require a separate endorsement on the Vermont Commercial Driver's License. A skills test must be taken in a vehicle which represents the license class for which you have applied.

You must carry your Vermont Class D Operator's License along with your Vermont Commercial Leaner's Permit.

Note: You must hold a Vermont Commercial Learner's Permit for 14 days before you can obtain a Vermont Commercial Driver's License.

A Vermont Commercial Learner's Permit holder has certain restrictions regarding the Hazardous Materials, Passenger, School Bus and Tank Vehicle Endorsements:
  • A Vermont Commercial Learner's Permit holder is prohibited from operating a commercial vehicle which is transporting hazardous materials.
  • A Vermont Commercial Learner's Permit holder with a Passenger Endorsement must have taken and passed the Passenger Endorsement knowledge test, but are prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle carrying passengers, other than federal or state auditors and inspectors, test examiners, other trainees, and the Vermont CDL holder accompanying the Commercial Learner's Permit holder.
  • Taken and passed the Vermont CDL Tank Vehicle Endorsement Knowledge Test, but may only operate an empty tank vehicle and is prohibited from operating any tank vehicle that previously contained hazardous materials that has not been purged of any residue.
  • All other federal endorsements are prohibited on a Vermont Commercial Learner's Permit.

Vermont Commercial License/Permit (CDL) Fees

Vermont CDL Exam/Testing Fees (Commercial)
  • Vermont CDL Scheduling deposit fee $20.00
  • Vermont CDL Initial knowledge test $35.00
  • Vermont CDL Subsequent test $30.00
  • Vermont CDL Each endorsement test $13.00

Vermont CDL/Permit (Commercial)
  • 4- year Vermont commercial driver license $75.00
  • 2- year Vermont commercial driver license $50.00
  • Vermont Commercial driver instructional permit $12.00

Replacement or Corrected Vermont Commercial License
  • Vermont Commercial Driver License $13.00

Vermont CDL Written Knowledge Tests
You will need to pass the Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont 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

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

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Vermont CDL Class A, B, C plus Endorsements Selector Tool
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 Vermont CDL License
In addition to the Vermont CDL (commercial driver's license) information found in our website covering the Vermont CDL and in the free Vermont 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 Vermont CDL Practice Test prep program will prepare you to easily pass your Vermont CDL written exams to get your Vermont 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 Vermont CDL test prep program includes the following features . . .
  • Covers ALL Eight Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont 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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