Arizona CDL Requirements

In State Driving Age:
Driving Between States Age:
Hazardous Age:
Exams Required:
  • Health
  • Written Test
  • Driving Test
IDs Required:
  • Driver's License
  • Social Security Card

Anyone looking for a truck driving job opportunity in the state of Arizona must pass the complete gamut of Arizona CDL requirements. These requirements will lead to the commercial driver’s license, allowing operation in the state.

Those who apply for an Arizona commercial driver’s license must provide multiple pieces of information. In order to obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) in Arizona, the applicants must be between 18 and 21 years old. If they plan to drive a commercial vehicle within the state, they must be at least 18 years of age. To drive a commercial vehicle from Arizona to another state, they must be at least 21 years old. They must also be citizens or legal residents.

Applicants for the CDL must have had their driver licenses for at least one year before they will be permitted to apply for a commercial license. They would have needed to have passed a physical examination, and they also need to have a social security card.

Part of the process entails taking a written test. Before they apply online for their CDLs, applicants will need to study the Commercial Driver License Manual. They can find the manual online, but they will need to have obtained their Medical Examiner Certificates before they present themselves to begin the application process. The medical examination that CDL applicants must submit to is called the Department of Transportation Physical Examination Form.

After they have finished with the above, they will go to the nearest Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) so that they can take the written test. When they go, they must make sure they have their social security cards, their Medical Examiner Certificates, proof that they have held a driver license for at least one year and an Arizona driver license. Those who have out-of-state driver licenses may still apply for the CDL in the state of Alabama. The MVD will require them to give up their out-of-state licenses in order to accept a temporary Alabama driver license.

Once they pass their tests, they receive their permits that allow them to learn how to drive the commercial vehicle. The permit will be valid for six months. After they are ready to take the driving test, they will again go to the nearest DMV for this purpose. The Fee for the road test will be $25.  The knowledge test covers information found in the free Arizona CDL manual

Unlike other states, Arizona will not provide vehicles for the skills portion of the test. Anyone looking to meet Arizona CDL requirements must set up vehicle usage through the Department of Motor Vehicles for the state.

General Arizona re-licensing information to take note of is the year grace period. Those who have had an expired license for over 1 year will need to take the test again. While those who have had the expired license for less than one year may not be asked to re-take tests, a road test may be required at any time.

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