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Louisiana CDL Fees:
  • A CDL physical is required (fee set by the medical examiner).
  • $15 application fee.
  • Third Party Skills test is $100 (if you provide the vehicle). NOTE: Cost for rental of a vehicle, discretion of the Tester/Examiner.
  • License fee - $41 ($51 if you reside in Orleans Parish).
  • Additional endorsements - $5 each, except for motorcycle which is $8.
  • Applicable parish fee - not to exceed $3.
The costs may vary slightly.

How long does the Louisiana CDL application process take?
You have 6 months from the day you pay your $15 application fee to have all of your written tests completed, your skills test completed and the license issued. Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of the application fee and your tests will be considered expired.

Who needs a Louisiana CDL?

A Louisiana CDL is required to operate the following:
  • Any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more.
  • A vehicle pulling a trailer if the trailer has a (GVWR) of 10,001 pounds or more.
  • A vehicle designed to carry 16 or more passengers including the driver.
  • A vehicle hauling hazardous materials in amounts required to be placarded.

What Louisiana CDL tests are required?

Depending on the class of license you are applying for, the test required will vary.
  • General Knowledge Test is taken by all applicants.
  • Air Brakes Test is required if you intend to drive vehicles so equipped.
  • Combination Vehicles Test is required if you want to drive a Class "A" combination vehicle.
  • Tanker Test is required if you want to haul liquids in bulk.
  • Doubles/Triples Test is required if you pull double or triple trailers.
  • Hazardous Materials Test is required if you want to haul hazardous materials or waste in amounts required to be placarded.
  • Passenger Transport Test is required if you want to drive a vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver. This endorsement requires a skills test in a bus. It is prohibited to skills test in a van to obtain a passenger endorsement.
If you pass the required knowledge test, you can take the CDL skills tests. There are three parts to the skills test: pre-trip inspection, basic controls, and a road skills test.

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

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

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  • Covers ALL Eight Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana CDL test questions with actual answers.
  • Access to CDL videos covering written and skills tests.
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