Commercial Learner’s Permit(CLP)

What is Commercial Learner’s Permit? How to get it?

What is a Commercial Learner’s Permit?

A Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) is a permit that only authorizes you to practice on public roads with a qualified CDL holder sitting next to you.

Once you have obtained it, you can begin truck driver training with experienced instructors. After you’ve completed your training, you can then take the necessary steps to acquire your CDL, which allows you to begin driving on your own.

CDL Permit - Commercial Learners Permit - DaveTruckDrivingSchool


  1. You must be at least 18 years of age
  2. Possess a non-commercial driver’s license. You must have a class drivers license less in a non-permit status to accompany your commercial class A
    permit. Class B, C, D, F
  3. Provide proof of citizenship or lawful residency
    • Birth certificate
    • Valid passport
    • Right to work documents approved by homeland
      security ie I94, I55 credentials, which could include a green card.
  4. Communicate efficiently in English pursuant to 391.11
    (b)2 guideline
  5. Take DOT Physical


  • Study for these sections:
    • General Knowledge
    • Air Brakes
    • Combination Vehicles
  • Utilize online study guides and practice tests to help you study. Here are a few resources we would recommend:
  • These are popular apps drivers use to study for the written permit exam:
    • CDL Prep (CDL Practice Test 2019 Edition), available on iPhone and Android.
    • DMV Genie (DMV Genie Permit Practice Test: Car & CDL), available on iPhone and Android.

At Dave Truck Driving School, we guide you through the entire process of getting CLP & CDL.  Enroll to get started!