All CDL transactions are done at the DMV headquarters in Cranston. You must be at least 21 years old to apply for a Rhode Island CDL. However, you can receive a license valid for intrastate (within state) travel at age 18. You must have had a regular Rhode Island driver’s license for at least two years, with no suspensions or revocations. As of May 21, 2014, all Department of Transportation medical exams must be performed by Certified medical examiners. You must present a valid Medical Card or Certificate to obtain a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). Read and understand the Rhode Island CDL Manual before applying for your CDL.
Rhode Island CDL Manual – 2019
This CDL Manual is from the official state government page for Rhode Island. 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 Rhode Island CDL manual.
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Rhode Island CDL Manual PDF en Español
Here is the Rhode Island CDL manual PDF in Spanish. The Spanish version might be older than the original English version. Always check the official information links on this website, or check with Rhode Island officials to confirm that you have the most recent commercial drivers license manual. We cannot be held responsible for any consequences of using this translated edition.