How Much Does a CDL License Cost?

A CDL, or commercial driver’s license, is a type of driver’s license required in the United States for drivers who would like to operate any vehicle that has a gross weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more.  Before you get a CDL, you will need to take a state test to become licensed.  The price for obtaining a CDL can be different depending on the state where you apply.

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How much is it?

StatePrice
Alabama
$23 to $53
Alaska
$100
Arizona
$25
Arkansas
$42
California
$64
Colorado
$35
Connecticut
$60 to $75
Delaware
$30
Florida
$67
Georgia
$20
Hawaii
$30
Idaho
$20 to $55
Illinois
$60
Indiana
$30
Iowa
$16 to $40
Kansas
$25
Kentucky
$30
Louisiana
$41 to $60
Maine
$34
Maryland
$50
Massachusetts
$40 to $60
Michigan
$25
Minnesota
$23 to $35
Mississippi
$40 to $50
Missouri
$22 to $45
Montana
$8 to $10
Nebraska
$55
Nevada
$64
New Hampshire
$60 to $105
New Jersey
$42
New Mexico
$34
New York
$75 to $90
North Carolina
$30
North Dakota
$15
Ohio
$42
Oklahoma
$41.50
Oregon
$74.50
Pennsylvania
$71
Rhode Island
$10 to $50
South Carolina
$12.50
South Dakota
$15
Tennessee
$14 to $41
Texas
$60
Utah
$100
Vermont
$45 to $65
Virginia
$64
Washington
$50
West Virginia
$25
Wisconsin
$25
Wyoming$25

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Average Reported Cost: $80

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  1. Michael (Stillwater,  Oklahoma) paid $80 and said:

    Renewal for my class A CDL , Had to take my Haz-Mat test 2 times.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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