Oklahoma CDL Information
Obtaining your commercial driver’s license (CDL) in Oklahoma requires that you meet all federal and state regulations before you can apply. Federal regulations state that applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Before you can receive a CDL from the state of Oklahoma, you must first be issued a commercial learner’s permit (CLP), for which you are eligible when you pass the knowledge test portion of the process.
Please note that effective February 7, 2022, drivers who wish to take either a skills or written knowledge test for a CDL must provide proof of completed applicable entry-level driver training from a registered training provider. Details of this requirement can be found at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website.
There are three types of commercial vehicle classes. To ensure you apply for the right type of license, you will need to know which class the vehicle you wish to drive falls under:
Class A CDL includes any vehicle that has a GVWR of more than 26,001 pounds and is towing a unit that weights 10,001 pounds or greater.
Class B CDL includes any vehicle that has a GVWR of more than 26,001 pounds.
Class C CDL includes any vehicle designed to carry 16 or more people, including the driver, or any vehicle that transports hazardous materials.