Written CDL tests to be offered Saturday at driver exam stations

PIERRE, S.D. — The state Driver Licensing Program is offering written tests required to obtain a Commercial Driver License on Saturday, January 22.

The tests are being offered to anyone wishing to get a CDL before the implementation of the new federal Entry Level Driver Training requirements.

Starting February 7, all new commercial motor vehicle drivers will be required to receive training prior to being issued a CDL. Drivers who pass the CDL tests and issued a commercial learner’s permit before this date will be exempt from the new training requirements.

A group testing site will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Pierre Ramkota Hotel located at 920 W. Sioux Avenue. Appointments for CDL written testing only are also available Saturday at driver exam stations in Aberdeen, Mitchell, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Watertown.

Appointments can be made by clicking here, or you can call 605-773-6883.

Those wishing to take the tests must provide a valid South Dakota driver’s license. Those applying for a school bus endorsement must provide a valid CDL Medical Certificate/DOT physical card.

A study manual for testing can be found here.

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