FAQs about California CDL Testing and Exams

Truck driving has become a sought after career for those who are ready to start a new career quickly and easily. To become a truck driver, the primary requirement is to get your Class A commercial driver license (CDL). In order to get your CDL, you must pass the skills test at your local DMV. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the California CDL Knowledge and Skills Tests:

  • What are the tests I need to take to earn a California CDL license?
    There is a written test and a practical skills test. The written test is made up of general knowledge, combination and air brake knowledge. The skills test is made up of a pre-trip inspection, basic vehicle controls and a driving test.
  • How do I prepare for the exams?
    The best way is to join one of our California truck driving schools which take you through everything you need to know to pass this exams. Our featured truck driving schools have certified curriculum that is based off the real CDL written exam, and training rigs for behind-the-wheel training.
  • How many chances do I have to pass the exams?
    You are allowed 3 chances to pass the written exam, 3 chances to pass the pre-trip inspection and 3 chances to pass the skills test.
  • Do I need an appointment to take the exams?
    Yes. A skills text appointment cannot be made online, you must call your local DMV office to schedule an appointment.

If you enroll in one of our California truck driving schools, you will be provided with a comprehensive practice test to see how well prepared you are before taking the real exam at the DMV.

If you are looking for the finest truck driving education, call CDL California today at 1800TRUCKER (1-800-878-2537) or fill out our application form and start preparing for an exciting and successful career as a truck driver.

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