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 education.truckersagainsttrafficking.org.
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.
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.
- Requirements for A Hazardous Material Endorsement
- Frequently asked questions
- Commercial Driver's License Handbook
- Commercial Driver License Schools
- CDL skills testing offices
- Contact Information
- Medical Certification Form (Paper Application)
- Medical Self-Certification (Online Application)
- Kansas Military CDL Skills Test Waiver Program
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.
- Kansas-Missouri Reciprocity Exempting CDL Requirements for Farmers
- Kansas-Nebraska Reciprocity Exempting CDL Requirements for Farmers
- Kansas-Oklahoma Reciprocity Exempting CDL Requirements for Farmers
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
I have passed the CDL knowledge exam and I am ready for the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) skills test. Do I need any appointment for the skills exams?
- A CMV skills test can take from one hour to one and one half hours depending on conditions
- To ensure that a CDL examiner is available to administer the test, scheduling is necessary
- Skills test and test examiners may be monitored for quality control purposes
- CMV Testing schedules vary depending on business conditions. Please call a CDL testing facility in advance to determine test availability.
I already have the "P" endorsement on my CDL so that I can drive school buses. Why do I now have to get an "S" endorsement?
If I only drive City buses or transport buses not affiliated with a school, do I have to get the "S" endorsement?