Georgia State CDL Requirements:

In order to drive vehicles in Georgia, you need to have Commercial Drivers License from Georgia's state department of DMV. Three CDL classes are available in order to drive the particular vehicle:

CDL Class A License: Vehicles weighing more than 26,001 pounds with towing of weight greater than 10,000 pounds need Class A CDL License.
CDL Class B License: Vehicles weighing more than 26,001 pounds with towing of weight less than 10,000 pounds need Class B CDL license. 
CDL Class C License: Vehicles weighing greater than 26,001 pounds need the Class C driver’s license. Class C license holder can drive the school bus with more than 16 passengers or vehicle carrying hazardous materials with appropriate endorsements.

To apply for Georgia CDL license, you must be at least 18 years of age and should have an excellent vision. You must have a good physical health and must obtain medical certificate from a concerned authority. You are required to pass CDL general knowledge exam, a road skills test and actual on-road driving test. In order to apply for CDL license, you must apply for CDL instructions permit. The instructions permit application form can be obtained from your office of Georgia State Department of Motor Vehicles in which you have to prove your US residency. You will pay the instructions permit fee and pass the general knowledge test, and two tests mentioned above. CDL applicants must also pass the vision exam and medical test.


In order to drive the vehicle with specific requirements like air brakes, you need to pass the endorsements to get eligible for particular vehicles. For driving a vehicle with Hazardous materials, you need to pass the CDL hazardous materials endorsement test. Same is the case for CDL Air brakes, Double/Triples, tanker vehicles, etc. The transportation of hazardous materials is directly handled by Transportation Security Authority (TSA) which ensures safe background check. For more information, feel free to contact our professionals.

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