Georgia CDL Practice Test

We've broken our Georgia CDL practice tests into 16 categories which will cover the entire CDL permit exam, all of the CDL endorsement exams, and your job duties as a driver.

  • Georgia Driving Rules & Regulations

    Driving Rules And Regulations will cover the basics like who needs a CDL, CDL classifications, CDL reqiurements and disqualifications, and why special CDL endorsements are sometimes required.

  • Georgia Transporting Cargo Safely

    Transporting Cargo will cover the different terms related to truck and cargo weights, driver responsibilities regarding overweight trucks, the safe loading of cargo, and cargo securement.

  • Georgia Safe Driving

    Safe Driving will cover the basics of a pre-trip inspection, basic control and backing, speed and lane control, managing space around your vehicle, and driving in poor weather conditions.

  • Georgia Transporting Passengers

    Transporting Passengers is required for the passenger endorsement and will cover the basics of a pre-trip inspection for a bus, loading and securing passenger cargo, and school bus safety.

  • Georgia School Bus

    The School Bus Endorsement is required in some states for driving a school bus. This section covers loading and unloading passengers safely, bus inspection, and regulations for passenger transport.

  • Georgia Air Brakes

    Air Brakes will cover the various parts of an air brake system, air brake inspection, proper braking techniques, the differences between air brakes and hydraulic brakes, and stopping distance.

  • Georgia Combination Vehicles

    Combination Vehicles is a requirement for driving a tractor trailer and will cover combination vehicle air brakes, coupling and uncoupling trailers, and combination vehicle air brake inspection.

  • Georgia Doubles And Triples

    Doubles And Triples is an endorsement needed to pull double trailers or triple trailers and will cover coupling and uncoupling of doubles and triples, inspection, and air brake tests.

  • Georgia Tankers

    Tankers is a required endorsement to pull tanker trailers or large totes of liquid and will cover the pre-trip inspection of tankers, tanker loading, and safe driving for tankers.

  • Georgia Hazardous Materials

    Hazardous Materials is an endorsement required to pull hazardous cargo and covers labels and placards, loading and unloading hazardous materials, parking and routing, and emergency response.

  • Georgia Pre-Trip Inspection

    Pre-Trip Inspection will cover the inspection of the outside of the truck, the air brake system, inspection of the trailer, engine start and check, and driver responsibilities.

  • Georgia Driving Exam

    Driving Exam will cover the reqiurements for passing the CDL driving exam, the CDL driving exam scoring system, upgrades and downgrades, and the basics of the driving exam itself.

  • Georgia Logbook Rules

    Logbook Rules is not a requirement for the CDL permit or endorsements but it's critical for doing your job. This is a very thorough section which covers all of the rules governing the logbook.

  • Georgia Weight Distribution

    Weight Distribution is not a requirement for the permit or endorsements but is critical for doing your job. It will cover cargo loading, weight distribution, fuel calculations, and center of gravity.

  • Georgia Flatbed Cargo Securement

    Flatbed Cargo Securement is not required unless you're pulling a flatbed. This section covers tiedown components, securing devices, working load limits, and requirements for different types of freight.

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Requirements to Obtain a Georgia Commercial Learner's Permit

A CLP is considered a valid CDL for purposes of behind-the-wheel training on public roads or highways, if all of the following minimum conditions are met. The CLP holder is at all times accompanied by the holder of a valid CDL who has the proper CDL class and endorsement(s) necessary to operate the CMV. The CDL holder must at all times be physically present in the front seat of the vehicle next to the CLP holder or, in the case of a passenger vehicle, directly behind or in the first row behind the driver and must have the CLP holder under observation and direct supervision. The CLP holder holds a valid driver’s license issued by the same jurisdiction that issued the CLP.

  • Is at least 21 years old
  • Persons 18 to 21 may obtain a commercial driver's license, but will be restricted to drive in Georgia only. On or after the 21st birthday, the driver must go to the examination station and the Georgia Only restriction will be lifted
  • Can read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquiries, and to make entries on reports and records
  • Application and manuals for a commercial drivers license (CDL) may be obtained at the Customer Service Centers. To apply you must complete the application and pay the application fee. Submit the completed application and fee to any Customer Service Center (except Jackson) and take the required written knowledge exams.
  • The only endorsements that will be allowed on a CLP are the “P” (passenger), and “S” (school bus). The passenger endorsement will require that the CLP have a “P” restriction with prohibits passengers in CMV bus and “N” (tank), the “N” endorsement will require that the CLP have a “X” restriction which prohibits any cargo in the CMV tank vehicle
  • Georgia CDL Manual

What are Georgia's Identification/Residency Requirements to apply for a Commercial Learner's Permit?

Georgia requries the following for identification and residency proof:

  • Identity Document - An original or certified document to prove who you are, such as an original or certified Birth Certificate, US Passport, Certificate of Naturalizaion, I-551, etc.
  • Your Social Security Card (e.g. Social Security card, military discharge papers, paystub, etc.)
  • Two Documents showing Georgia residency (e.g. utility bill, phone bill)
  • Go to Georgia's Department of Driver Services for more information.

What is the Cost to get a Georgia Commercial Learner's Permit?

  • There's a $10 permit fee that is paid prior to taking the knowledge exams. If all exams are passed, the $10 fee pays for the instructional permit. If any of the exams are not passed, the $10 fee is retained as a testing fee. The $10 permit fee would be paid again at the next test attempt
  • There's a $5 fee for each endorsement
  • Fees are waived for veterans and school bus drivers who present the proper documentation

Commercial Medical Examination

  • Any person applying for a CLP, renewing, upgrading, adding endorsements to a CDL or transferring a CDL license from another state will be required to self-certify to a single type of commercial operation and provide a copy of their Medical Certificate and any applicable variance documents (i.e. Vision waivers, Hearing waivers, Skills Performance waivers, Diabetic waivers, Seizure waivers)
  • All commercial motor vehicle drivers must have a physical performed by a medical examiner listed on National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
  • Each individual holding a CLP or CDL license will be responsible for providing new copies of Medical Examiner Certificates and any applicable variances

Testing Locations and Hours

  • Examination stations/Customer Service Centers are generally opened from Tuesday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturdays 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Please check the local Customer Service Center for specific dates/times
  • All CDL written (knowledge) exams must begin at least 45 minutes prior to the Customer Center closing time

What Information is on the Test for the Georgia Commercial Learner's Permit?

You will have to take one or more knowledge tests, depending on what class of license and what endorsements you need. Applicants for all classes of commercial driver's license, including instructional permits, must receive a grade of at least 80 percent out of a possible 100 percent on the appropriate knowledge test(s). The CDL knowledge tests include:

  • The general knowledge test, taken by all applicants
  • The passenger transport test, taken by all bus driver applicants
  • The air brakes test, which you must take if your vehicle has air brakes, including air over hydraulic brakes
  • The combination vehicles test, which is required if you want to drive combination vehicles
  • The hazardous materials test, required if you want to haul hazardous materials as defined in CFR, Title 49 §383.5. In order to obtain this endorsement, you are also required to pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check
  • The tank vehicle test, required if you want to haul any liquid or gaseous materials in a tank or tanks having an individual rated capacity of more than 119 gallons and an aggregate rated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more that is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or chassis
  • The doubles/triples test, required if you want to pull double or triple trailers
  • The school bus test, required if you want to drive a school bus

What Happens if I Fail the Georgia Commercial Learner's Permit Test?

  • Upon the first and all subsequent failures, the applicant must wait two (2) calendar days before retaking the examination
  • Scores for the passed segments of the test are only valid during the initial issuance of the commercial learner’s permit (CLP)
  • If the commercial learner’s permit (CLP) is renewed, all three segments of the skills test must be taken

How long is the Commercial Learner's Permit Valid?

The Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) must be valid for no more than 180 days from the date of issuance. The State may renew the CLP for an additional 180 days without requiring the CLP holder to retake the general and endorsement knowledge tests.

Military Test Waiver

The Department of Driver Services is committed to expediting the entry of veterans into civilian employment through the transportation industry. The Military CDL Skills Test Waiver will allow qualified military service members the option to apply for a Commercial Driver License (CDL) without having to take the skills (Road) test.

Military service members that satisfy ALL the following criteria are eligible for the waiver:

  • Active duty or military service members that have been honorably discharged within 1 year or less
  • Active duty or military service members that are experienced in operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) that is of the same class and type, for at least 2 years immediately preceding his/her honorable discharge from the military
  • Military service members must complete the Military CDL Skills Test Waiver form in its entirety.The front page must be completed and signed by the military service member. The back page must be completed and signed by his/her Commanding Officer (CO)
  • CDL Application Fee-$35, and License Fee-$20, must be paid
  • The military service member can visit any DDS Customer Service Center to complete the appropriate knowledge test(s).
  • Military service member must successfully pass the knowledge tests (minimum passing score 80 for all CDL Test) The CDL knowledge test(s) cannot be waived
  • The transfers of School Bus(s) and /or Passenger (P) endorsements under this Waiver program are prohibited

Other Important Information

An applicant for a school bus endorsement must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Pass the general knowledge tests for obtaining a CDL License, plus the knowledge tests for both "Passenger" vehicle endorsement and "School Bus" endorsement
  • Must take a driving skills test in a school bus of the same vehicle group, as the school bus applicant will drive
  • Applicants who intend to drive a school bus for a public school system, may present the signed and notarized Form DDS-1233 to waive the $35 application fee. Road test fees ($50), license fees ($20), and endorsement fees ($5 each) must be paid by the applicant

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