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CDL Permit Requirements
In order to test for a commercial driver license, an individual must obtain a commercial learners permit (CLP).

•CLP's must be held for 14 days prior to being eligible for CDL testing.

•CLP's must have all endorsements and/or restrictions for the class of CMV to be trained/tested for.

•Any existing CDL holder that is upgrading class of CMV or adding an endorsement requiring a road test must obtain an appropriate CLP and hold for 14 days prior to testing. Example: Class A CDL holder wanting to add a passenger endorsement must get an IA CLP with P endorsement and P restriction.

•No longer is a placarded vehicle allowed to be used for commercial vehicle training or testing with a CLP holder.

•CLP's are issued for 180 days, upon expiration can be renewed once for an additional 180 days.

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CDL Medical Requirements
​State of Alaska - DMV requires a current medical examiner's certificate (DOT Physical) to be submitted to them for DMV files before issuing an original, renewal, or duplicate commercial learners permit or commercial license.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
FMCSA Bulletin to Medical Examiners and Training Organizations Regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Industry News
Medical Examiner Registry Rule
Requires that your medical examination be completed by an examiner on the National Registry as established by federal law in 2012. To see if your medical provider has been certified, or for more information visit: National Registry Link
Click here for contact information on how and where to obtain your TWIC or Hazardous Materials Endorsement Fingerprint & Background Check
CDL Eligibility Requirement - Age
​State of Alaska has adopted the Federal Regulation regarding commercial driver licensing age requirements.

An individual may be 18 years of age for Intrastate driving.

An individual must be 21 years of age for Interstate driving.
State of Alaska - DMV Website

DMV has posted information to help you prepare and apply for your Alaska Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
Information on laws at the local, state, and federal level for requirements, qualifications, Commercial Learners Permits, Classification of License you are seeking, and transferring a license from another State.
State of Alaska DMV
ENTRY LEVEL DRIVER TRAINING IS COMING FEBRUARY 7, 2022!

What is ELDT? And how do you prepare for it?
Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) is a set of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) minimum training standards set for commercial driver license (CDL) applicants.​

ELDT is required for drivers applying for the first time for a Class A or Class B CDL, upgrading an existing CDL, or adding the following endorsements: hazardous materials, passenger, or school bus.

Effective February 7, 2022, training providers will be required to upload driver training certifications to the Training Provider Registry (TPR), and the Alaska DMV will be required to confirm driver applicants have met the ELDT requirements prior to administering CDL skills tests or taking a knowledge test to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement.

 DMV ELDT Information Link