Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

IMPORTANT: Effective on or after July 1, 2018, all new CDL applicants will be required to complete the training before receiving their license. Current CDL holders must complete the training before the next regular renewal of their licenses through the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR). Please note we will not be accepting the certificates until July 1, 2018, and after. If you are issued or renew up to June 30th the certificate will not be required until your next renewal.

The training, which involves watching a brief educational film and answering questions about it, takes about 30 minutes. It must be completed only once, not each time a driver renews. It is free of charge.

The required training can be completed individually online either directly from the Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) website, at the Kansas Motor Carriers Association location in Topeka or at full service driver's license exam offices across the state. A printed certificate of completion should be presented upon application or renewal of a CDL. Individuals who have previously completed TAT training before the requirement went into effect and who have received certificates of completion through TAT will not be required to take the training again.

The approved training curriculum can be accessed on the TAT website at

Please note that you should expect a longer time to be processed if you complete the training at the exam office because the it will take additional time to complete. The training is required by Kansas law as per KSA 8-2,157.

Semi truck driver

You must have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more or a combination vehicle with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds.

CDL information

Reciprocity Agreements with Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma

Kansas has entered into reciprocity agreements with Nebraska and Missouri relating to Commercial Driver's License (CDL) requirements and farm use.

Contact Vehicles Regarding Your Commercial Driver's License

Telephone (available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm)


Hearing Impaired TTY



Commercial Driver's License FAQs

  1. A CMV skills test can take from one hour to one and one half hours depending on conditions
  2. To ensure that a CDL examiner is available to administer the test, scheduling is necessary
  3. Skills test and test examiners may be monitored for quality control purposes
  4. CMV Testing schedules vary depending on business conditions. Please call a CDL testing facility in advance to determine test availability.
To comply with Federal Law, a Kansas law was passed which created the "S" endorsement for School Bus drivers.
Assuming you already have the "P" endorsement, you will have to pass an "S" endorsement knowledge test and a road test in a school bus representative of the type of school bus you will be driving. If you don't already have the "P" endorsement, you will have to pass the "P" endorsement knowledge test also.
No. You only need the "S" endorsement to operate school buses, or buses contracted by a school district to transport school children.