How many chances do I get to pass the CA CDL test? California

Chances to Pass Your CDL Test

You get three chances to pass both the written exam and the skills exam of the overall CDL test.

If you fail, you can retake the written test the same day, as long as it’s not too late in the day (after 4:30 pm). You may need to schedule another appointment road test, because a driving test takes longer.

Retests cost $30.

CDL Practice

For both the written and skills tests, it’s important to prepare.

The CA DMV has the commercial license rules in its handbook, as well as a few practice questions. You should also try taking a longer CDL practice test to see if you need to go back and study any sections better. CDL practice tests are sold online and cost around $10 to $15. Besides the basic commercial license test, you will need to take a test for the California CDL endorsement you want; for example, the school bus driver endorsement.

For the driving test, practice with the vehicle in the CDL class you want to drive. You can either do this at a truck driving or commercial driving school; or, if you’re lucky enough to have a job already, on the job as a novice CDL driver.

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