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Avoid Failing the CDL Permit Test with These Tips

Getting your Commercial Learner's Permit

If you’re exploring the option of getting your CDL, you know that you’ll first need your commercial learner’s permit or CPL. This permit allows you to practice driving on public roadways alongside a licensed CDL instructor. 

The thought of passing the CDL permit test so you can begin training can be a nerve-wracking experience for new drivers. Today we are sharing a few tips on how you can prepare for – and pass – your permit test so you can get on the road to earning your CDL!

Know What to Expect

To get your CDL learner’s permit, you’ll need to pass the permit test. This is a three-part, multiple-choice test. The three parts consist of Combination Vehicles (25 questions), Air Brakes (25 questions), and General Knowledge (50 questions). The tests are not timed and can be taken all together, or individually. 

Get Prepared

The best way to prepare for your permit test is by attending our free Saturday morning Permit Test Prep class. This class gives you an opportunity to be in a classroom setting with an experienced CDL instructor. We primarily cover the required material for obtaining a Class A CDL learner’s permit. With study materials, videos, and a healthy Q&A session, you will know what to expect ahead of time and you’ll be less nervous about taking the CDL permit test!

Practice Practice Practice

Attend this free Saturday morning class and get access to CDL practice test materials so you can get a sense of how questions are worded on the actual tests.  We’ll help you apply the materials to actual real-world scenarios. Remember that the actual exam may have questions worded differently than on practice tests. Fully understanding the material means you won’t get tripped up on those questions with alternate wording. 

Attend the Permit Test Prep Class – it’s Free!

Going through our full CDL training program gives students the knowledge and confidence needed to obtain your CDL. But before you enroll, attend our free Saturday morning CDL Permit Test Prep class! This class, in combination with studying the CDL manual, will help you get where you need to be to obtain your CDL permit so you can be on your way to training for a successful new career! 

Get started on the road to your new career! Request more information about our FREE Permit Test Prep class! Call 303-848-8443 or fill out the form and we’ll be in touch soon!

This blog was originally published in 2015 and has been updated for 2019.