CDL Testing

(Don't Cram for this Exam)

We test our students, students from other driving schools, and walk-ins.

Many trucking companies send their trainees to us for testing. CDL College is approved by the state of Colorado to administer CDL Skills Tests. CDL College has one location: Commerce City, Colorado.

The 3-part CDL Skills Test

The Skills Test consists of a Pre-Trip Inspection, 3 Backing Maneuvers, and a Road Test. If you need help with your pre-trip inspection, please download our free study guide at 2019 CDL Study Guide. If you need additional help with your Pre-Trip Inspection, Backing Maneuvers, or Road Skills, see our YouTube Channel.

1. Schedule a CDL Skills Test

CDL College tests vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

CDL Skills Test





Class A Schedule Schedule
Class B
Schedule Schedule
Class B
Schedule Schedule
Class C
(truck or bus)
N/A Schedule

2. Study the Pre-Trip Inspection

Don't neglect your Pre-Trip Inspection studies. Pre-Trip is one third of the skills test. We offer a live pre-trip inspection demonstration every Tuesday-Saturday at 9:15am. We also provide top-notch Backing Maneuver and Road Training.

Here's some resources to help you study.

3. Practice your Driving Skills

We want you to be successful. You don't need training if you know what you're doing, but you need to have the skills to navigate the backing and road portions of the test. We've made it easy. Check out these resources:

Pre-Trip Inspection: Class A CDL

Instructor Atom demonstrates a full Class A CDL Pre-Trip inspection. Atom covers the Engine Compartment, the Side and Back of Truck, Coupling (Connections), the Trailer, an External Light Check, and the In-Cab Inspection with Brake Test.

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Pre-Trip Inspection: Class B CDL

This is the video that made instructor Robert Row a YouTube sensation. Watch him demonstrate a full class B pre-trip inspection. Robert covers the front approach, the side approach, the external light check, and the in-cab inspection with brake test.

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State of Colorado 2019 CDL Testing Rules

You need to bring 3 documents to your CDL Skills Test: your Driver License, CDL Permit, and DOT Medical Card. You cannot be tested without them.

We must adhere to the following testing rules from the State of Colorado when administering the CDL Skills Test. These rules apply to all testing facilities in Colorado. Colorado is very picky.

  • Your CDL Permit does not replace your Driver License, no matter what they tell you at DMV.
  • If DMV punches a hole in your Driver License, your license is VOID.
  • NEW! You must hold your permit for 14 days before a CDL Skills Test can be scheduled.
  • We must schedule all CDL Skills Tests 3 days in advance. This includes retests and rescheduling.
  • The State of Colorado gives us a 15-minute window to start the test. That includes filling out all of your paperwork and collecting your vehicle information. Make every effort to arrive for your test 15 minutes before your appointment.

Those are the rules. If we don't follow them, the State of Colorado will suspend us. We will make every accommodation to assist you with obtaining your CDL

CDL College is approved by the state to administer the CDL Skills Tests. CDL College is not an extension of the Colorado Department of Revenue. We are a private business that charges a fee for our services.

Testing at CDL College

We are the largest 3rd party tester in Colorado. No other entity in the state tests more vehicles than CDL College. Gutsy.

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