Commercial Driver License (CDL) 3rd party testing program

​WisDOT authorizes third party testing companies and examiners to conduct Commercial Driver License (CDL) exams on behalf of the State of Wisconsin, and in compliance with the AAMVA 2005 testing model and Wisconsin Chapter Trans 115.

All third party examiners need to be employed by an approved CDL third party testing company. Detailed information regarding CDL third party company and examiner requirements are listed below, along with links to forms, online services and other helpful information.

Before submitting an application, please contact dotdmvcdlunit@dot.wi.gov for information on how to become a CDL third party testing company or examiner.

To become a CDL third party testing company

  • Complete the Third Party Testing Company Application MV3547, Commercial Driver License Third Party Testing Company Agreement MV3549, Commercial Driver License Third Party Tester Bond MV3540 and provide proof of required insurance. All third party company testing locations and testing routes need to be approved by WisDOT before use.
  • Send the forms and required fee to the address on the forms.

 To become a CDL third party testing examiner

  • Attend and successfully complete a two-week training course administered by Fox Valley Technical College. During this course you will be taught the essential skills and gain the knowledge needed to conduct a CDL examination in accordance with all applicable state rules and regulations.
  • Be currently employed by an approved CDL third party testing company or apply to become an approved CDL third party testing company with WisDOT.
  • Complete the Third Party Examiner Application MV3548.
  • Send the form and required fee to the address on the form.

New examiner class schedule

These two-week classes to become a CDL third party testing examiner will be held in 2018 at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI on:

  • March 12-16 and 19-21
  • June 4-8 and 11-13
  • Oct. 15-19 and 22-24

Annual recertification requirements

All CDL third party testing companies and CDL third party testing examiners are required to renew their WisDOT authorization certificate annually. Eligibility for renewal:

  • The CDL third party testing company must have a satisfactory audit of the company records completed by a DMV CDL third party auditor.
  • The CDL third party testing examiner must have a satisfactory CDL testing audit completed by a DMV CDL third party auditor.
  • The CDL third party testing company must complete the Third Party Testing Company Application MV3547, Commercial Driver License Third Party Testing Company Agreement MV3549, Commercial Driver License Third Party Tester Bond MV3540 and provide proof of required insurance.

Once reviewed, certificates will be processed and renewed for another year. If the applications are incomplete or denied, the company and/or examiner will be unable to perform CDL testing.

Additional forms

  • Non-Resident CDL Training Certification MV3309
  • CDL Skills Test Tracking Summary MV3556
  • CDL Tests Annual Log for Third Party Examiners MV3551
  • CDL Third Party Testing Forms Request MV3661
  • CDL Third Party Examiner-Company Complaint MV3567

WisDOT online services

Additional resources and publications

 

​CDL Third Party Audit Program
PO Box 7920
Madison, WI 53707-7920

Email: dotdmvcdlunit@dot.wi.gov