In order to obtain a Florida Commercial Driver's License, you are required to hold a Class E license and pass the CDL knowledge and skills tests. Some of the tests that will be required of you will depending on the type of commercial vehicle you intend to operate and where you intend to drive.
Depending on which class of license (Class A, B or C) and the endorsements you will need, you will need to take one or more knowledge tests.
Based on the CDL license type you will be testing for, you should review the corresponding information in the CDL Handbook.
Sections to study (based on license type):
If the vehicle you intend to operate is equipped with air brakes, you must also study section 5.
Sections to study (based on endorsement type):
The three sections of the exam are:
Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection
This section of the test revolves around your ability to determine whether your vehicle is safe to drive. During this portion of the exam, you will be asked to perform a pre-trip inspection of your vehicle and will be required to explain to the examiner what you would inspect and the reasons why.
Basic Vehicle Control
During the second part of the exam, you will be required to demonstrate your skill in controling the vehicle. To demonstrate, you will be asked to move your vehicle forward, backward, and perform turns within a defined area that may be marked with cones, traffic lanes, barriers, or something similar.
The final section of the test will focus on your ability to safely drive the vehicle ub various traffic situations which could include: