Applicants must have a medical examiner’s certificate (also known as the DOT physical card) from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet before he or she can test for a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Every CDL applicant must have an application and a self-certification form on file before a permit or license can be issued. The Commercial Application (CAP) will display on the applicant’s driving record. This form can be obtained from the Jefferson County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk or the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
New applicants must pass the written test and eye exam to receive a permit. The applicant must have the permit for 10 days before the road test can be scheduled. To schedule the road test, contact the Kentucky State Police Skills Department at 800-542-5990.
Hazmat drivers must have a new Transportation Security Administration application on file every four years. Hazmat drivers will be required to retest on hazardous endorsements and apply with the Kentucky State Police for finger printing. Call the Kentucky State Police at 888-655-9655 for more information.
CDL testing takes place on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applicants must have a valid DOT physical card. The cost of a CDL permit is $11 and the Kentucky State Police testing fee is $50. To schedule a road test, contact the Kentucky State Police Skills Department at 800-542-5990.
Hazmat drivers are required to test every 2 years.
For more information and study materials, contact the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.