Commercial Driver License (CDL)
Drivers who wish to obtain a commercial driver license (CDL) for the first time in Florida are required to have a valid Class E Florida driver license, pass the knowledge and skills tests, meet minimum vision requirements, and hold a Commercial Learner Permit for a minimum of 14 days.
To be eligible to take the required knowledge and skills tests, first-time CDL applicants must have completed applicable Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) from a registered training provider.
All applicants must be at least 18 years old. CDL drivers under 21 years of age will be restricted to intrastate operation only and cannot obtain a HazMat endorsement.