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How Much Does A CDL License Cost?

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Depending on your state, a CDL Class A license is approximately $5-$200 , including the cost of the commercial learner’s permit (CLP); find the exact amount in the table below. You will apply and pay for your permit when you start CDL school, and pay the CDL-A fee after you’ve passed your tests.

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We’ve listed fees for 2020 from the states’ official government websites. Use the links to locate the resources your state provides with regard to locations, additional fees for CLP tests, study materials, and CDL practice tests.

Prices shown are for first-time licenses. However, many states allow you to upgrade your current operator’s license to a Class A for as low as $5. You’ll still be responsible for the CLP fee as well as the skills test, if applicable—some states roll either cost into the license/permit. Separately, skills tests cost around $10-$30.

There are no states that include endorsement fees in the price of the license. If you plan on adding any endorsements to your license, note that they typically cost $3-$11 apiece.

State CDL-A fee CLP fee
Alabama $66.25 $36.25
Alaska $120 $15
Arizona $25 $25
Arkansas $42 $50
California $82 $37
Colorado $16.27 $17.64
Connecticut $70 $10
Delaware $48 $0
D.C. $117 $78
Florida $75 $0
Georgia $32 $10
Hawaii $5 $30
Idaho $15 $29
Illinois $60 $50
Indiana $35 $17
Iowa $8 $12
Kansas $26 $13
Kentucky $88 $11
Louisiana $61.50 $20.25
Maine $70 $35
Maryland $50 $90
Massachusetts $75 $30
Michigan $25 $0
Minnesota $51 $10.50
Mississippi $55 $16
Missouri $26 $16
Montana $52.02 $0
Nebraska $59.50 $14.50
Nevada $142.25 $58.25
New Hampshire $60 $20
New Jersey $42 $125
New Mexico $18 $10
New York $40 $10
North Carolina $5.50 $21.50
North Dakota $15 $15
Ohio $43.50 $28.50
Oklahoma $56.50 $0
Oregon $75 $23
Pennsylvania $31.50 $0
Rhode Island $82.50 $72.50
South Carolina $27.50 $2.50
South Dakota $33 $28
Tennessee $70 $14
Texas $97 $25
Utah $52 $19
Vermont $60 $15
Virginia $64 $3
Washington $27 $40
West Virginia $26.25 $7.50
Wisconsin $74 $30
Wyoming $50 $40

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