Alabama CDL Information

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Alabama CDL Information


Alabama CDL requirements

If you get a ticket in Alabama.


Drivers seeking to apply for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in Alabama need to be familiar with the requirements of the state of Alabama as well as the federal regulations overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Regulations may vary slightly from year to year, but in general, to meet the federal requirements for applying for a commercial driver’s license, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age to drive within your state of residence and 21 years of age to drive outside of your state of residence or transport hazardous materials
  • submit the CDL application within your state and pay the required fee
  • provide identification and Social Security verification according to your state’s requirements
  • provide proof of state and U.S. residency
  • submit a completed Medical Exam Report Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate Form
  • pass a vision test
  • apply for and carry your commercial learner’s permit for at least 14 days
  • pass a knowledge exam and road skills and driving exam within your state