How many chances do I get to pass the PA CDL test? Pennsylvania

Passing the Pennsylvania CDL Test

CDL test failure is not the end of your CDL driver dream. PennDOT gives you as many chances as needed to pass the required test or tests for your CDL class. 

The skills test consists of three parts: a pre trip inspection, driver skills, and the driving test. These tests are treated separately. If you fail any one portion, you must make any appointment to retest for that specific portion. For example, if you failed your skills test, you'd need to make an appointment road test to try again. You can do this online, via the PennDOT's website, or by calling (800) 932-4600.

If you fail the skills test three times, or if your permit expires (valid for one year), you'll need to apply for a permit extension by completing another CDL application (Form DL-31CD) and submitting it with another $73 permit fee to:

Bureau of Driver Licensing
P.O. Box 68272
Harrisburg, PA 17106-8272

Studying for the CDL Test

The best way to avoid failing and earn your commercial license as quickly as possible is to study. The Pennsylvania CDL manual represents your best study source. You'll find everything you need to know within its pages. You can get a copy from any Driver License Center, or download it from PennDOT's website.

After studying the manual, you'll also want to take a CDL practice test. You can find CDL practice exams online from a host of different websites. Because there are so many, you can take as many tests as needed.

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