Ohio CDL Manual PDF




Both the knowledge (written) and skill (driving) tests are required to receive a CDL. A knowledge test is required for: the class of vehicle; each endorsement; and removing the air brake restriction.

The skill test consists of a pre-trip inspection and a road test, and takes up to 90 minutes. You will need to provide a vehicle appropriate to the class of license you apply for, including a bus (designed to carry 16 or more persons including the driver) if applying for a passenger endorsement.

After a CDL is issued, adding a passenger endorsement, upgrading a license or removing a restriction requires both knowledge and skill tests and applicable fees.

Ohio CDL Manual – Jul 2017

Ohio CDL cover

Ohio CDL cover




This CDL Manual is from the official state government page for Ohio. We make every effort to provide the best and most accurate information possible. It is your responsibility to check that you have the most recent Ohio CDL manual.

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Last modified October 5, 2014 by Tom Archer