CDL Skills Testing

Third-Party Skills Testing in Colorado

Colorado CDL Testing is now administered through third-party testing centers. Our school is licensed by the State of Colorado Compliance to provide third party testing. Here’s everything you need to know before scheduling and taking your CDL test.

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Colorado CDL Testing Locations

We administer CDL tests at both our Denver and Colorado Springs locations.

If you want to take the CDL test but don’t need training, our Denver and Colorado Springs locations are open for outside CDL testing Monday through Saturday.

What to Study For

The commercial driver’s license (CDL) is made up of three parts, a pre-trip test, basic skills test, and a road test.  More information about the test can be found in Sections 11, 12, and 13 of the Colorado CDL Manual. It is important to look over this information so that you know exactly what you will be tested on.

Click here to watch the Pre-Trip study guide video. 

What You’ll Need to Bring to the Test

You will need to bring your DOT card, your valid vehicle driver’s license which cannot be punched or expired, and your CDL Permit.

Testing Options

  • Class A Combination Vehicles (GVWR 26,001 lbs. or more)
  • Class A w/’O’ (no tractor-trailer, trailer must be empty and weigh 10,001 lbs. or more)
  • Class B Straight Truck (GVWR 26,001 lbs. or more)
  • Class C Small vehicles w/hazmat or passenger
  • BP2 Bus, 15 passengers or more plus the driver
  • CP1 Passengers
  • S School Bus
Automatic vs. Manual Transmission

If you take a test on a vehicle with an automatic transmission, there will be an ‘E’ restriction placed on your CDL license.  This means you will only be allowed to drive an automatic transmission vehicle.  If you don’t want any restrictions, you will need to take the test on a vehicle with a manual transmission, there will be no automatic transmission restriction placed on your CDL license.

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Interested in testing or training at United States Truck Driving School? Contact us or give us a call at (303) 848-8443!