#1 Get Your CDL Permit

#1 Get Your CDL Permit

To get started, you’ll first need to obtain a CDL Permit, Approximately $16.80 at your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles (DMV). To receive your permit, you’ll need two forms of ID and proof of lawful presence in the US, proof of current Colorado residential address (utility bill, bank statement, etc), be at least 18 years of age, have proof of your Social Security Number, have a current DOT medical examination, and pass the required CDL knowledge tests.

#2 – Schedule Appointment

#2 – Schedule Appointment

The CDL Skills Test is administered through third-party testing centers, such as Colorado CDL Testing which are licensed by the State of Colorado CDL Compliance to provide third party Colorado CDL testing. Once you have your permit and have waited the required 14 days, you’ll want to schedule an appointment by CLICKING HERE.

#3 – Take Your Test

#3 – Take Your Test

In order to obtain a CDL you will be required to pass a pre-trip vehicle inspection test, basic vehicle control test, and an on-road driving test, as outlined in the CDL Drivers Handbook. You will be tested to see if you know whether your vehicle is safe to drive, you must be able to control its speed and direction, and finally pass an extensive on-road driving test including topics such as seeing, communicating, managing space, seeing hazards, and more.

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Welcome to ColoradoCDLTesting.com! We are your premier CDL Skills testing facility located right here in Colorful Colorado Springs, CO where we offer the Skills portion of your CDL licensing process.  Test Site: located at  4330 Mark Dabling Blvd  “Budweiser Facility”

We offer the following testing classifications for Class A Combination Vehicles, Class B Vehicles, Class C Hazmat, School Bus and Passenger vehicle testing. –
Removal of : Air brake and Manual Transmission restriction.  Testing is in your vehicle and the cost is $275.00

Previews:  Pre-Trip Inspection and Skill’s Test Preparation Class’s are available Ranging From $175.00 To $675.00  Call and Ask for program details….


A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required in the United States to operate any type of vehicle which has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 lb (11,793 kg) or more for commercial use, or transports quantities of hazardous materials that require warning placards under Department of Transportation regulations, or that is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver. This includes (but is not limited to) tow trucks, tractor trailers, and buses. Before applying for a Colorado commercial instruction permit, you must first hold a valid Colorado Driver’s License. The CDL permit is required before the CDL driving skills test may be administered. When both the written and road tests are completed, a CDL can be issued.

How much does it cost to get a Colorado CDL?

  • Permit $16.80
  • Skills testing $275.00 (In your vehicle)
  • CDL licensing $15.50
  • DOT physical (Varies) Approx. $125

Approx. Total $ 432.30

Understand these costs are approximate and may vary depending on your individual circumstances and needs.

How do I get my CDL?

Pass your knowledge tests at your local Department of revenue, receive a Permit, schedule a skills test with your local Third Party Testing facility. (Colorado CDL Testing)  Take your certificate back to the DMV to get your CDL.

How long will it take to obtain a CDL?

The skills portion of the testing takes approximately 2 hours.

If you plan to attend a qualified CDL training program you can expect to invest Approx. 2-3 three weeks.

Do I need to attend a driver training school?

Although formal training is not required to obtain a CDL, training is highly recommended.  Many employers will not consider you unless you have obtained proper training through a certified school.   These training programs also specialize in teaching potential truck drivers the necessary skills and knowledge to properly and safely operate a truck.  The overall purpose of these training schools is to help truckers not only pass the CDL knowledge and skills tests, but also to have safe and secure driving techniques.  We Recommend Springs Truck Driving School.

What kind of job could I get with a CDL?

The possibilities are endless today, Local delivery Drivers, Over the road drivers, regional drivers, Dump truck, Trash trucks, Fueling tankers, Oil field industry, Construction industry, Transportation industry- School bus and Passenger bus , Medical delivery Services.

What’s the difference between CDL Types (Class Definitions)?

Class A CDL, Any combination of vehicles with a gross Vehicle weight rating of 26,001 lbs or more providing the GVWR of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.

Class B, CDL Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more Lbs, of any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 LBS, GVWR

Do I need to have my own truck for the Road Test?

You need to have a vehicle representative to the type of vehicle class you plan to operate.  If you do not have one, you can rent one from us.

How much can I make as a driver with CDL?

That’s the number one question we get asked, but the answer has a number of variables. A LOT of variables, actually! Driving a truck is much like any other profession – entry level positions start lower on the pay scale, and more experienced workers earn more. Whether you plan to stick it out and earn more, is up to you. The good news for truckers is that unlike most jobs, it only takes a driver a few years to earn as much as many other drivers with more seniority.  So how much? Do truck drivers make a good living? Let’s explore career options.  Do you want to work long-haul or regionally?  Do you want to be a local driver or perhaps in the oilfield?  Do you want to become an owner-operator or an independent contractor?  What do you want to haul?  Answers to these questions will determine how much a truck driver can expect to make.

Take a look at the average truck driver salaries per specialty. Chart courtesy of Indeed.com.

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We only Conduct CDL Skills Tests at our Colorado Springs, CO Location

**This is only a request to schedule a test, you’re not scheduled until an examiner has reached out to you by phone to verify availability. **

It is a privilege to be a Licensed CDL Testing unit and tester through CDL compliance and the great state of  Colorado .  Taking on this responsibility to provide CDL Skills Testing, through evaluating the skill set of the entry level driver, is essential to the transportation industry.

I’m honored to be be part of  profession and able to have an impact on the safety of our community in this way.

We thank you for choosing Colorado CDL Testing.

Steve Speake, Owner Steve Speake, Owner