Tire icon Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP)

A Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) is a permit which when carried with a Class O license authorizes an individual to operate a class of commercial motor vehicle when accompanied by a holder of a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for purposes of behind-the-wheel training.

Commercial Learner's Permit Details

  • A Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) is valid for 180 days.
  • The issuance of a CLP is a precondition to the initial issuance of a CDL. The issuance of a CLP is also a precondition to the upgrade of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) if the upgrade requires a skills test.
  • An applicant shall successfully complete all applicable written tests for the class and endorsements of CLP applied for.
  • A CLP may be renewed once before all applicable written tests must be retaken.

Replacement/Renewal:

Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) Testing

Type of Test New Permit New Resident Permit Renewal
Vision Required Required Required
Written Required Required Required

CLP Classes: A and B*
CLP Endorsements*:

  • P – Passenger;
  • S – School Bus;
  • N – Tank Vehicle

CLP Restrictions*:

  • K – Intrastate only;
  • L – Vehicles Without Air Brakes;
  • P – no passengers;
  • X – no cargo in tank vehicle;
  • V – Medical Variance;
  • M – No Class A Passenger Vehicle;
  • N – No Class A or B Passenger Vehicle

*See descriptions of Commercial Motor Vehicle Classes, Endorsements and Restrictions.

Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) Fees

Type of Document Fee Security Surcharge Total
Original $10.00 $2.50 $12.50
Replacement $10.00 $2.50 $12.50
Change of class, endorsement or restriction $10.00 $2.50 $12.50