Commercial Driver License (CDL) information

This is an index page is for Commercial Driver License applicants, license holders and employers​ to help them find useful information on the DMV website. Topics are arranged below by subject to help you access the information you need as quickly as possible.

How to get a customized list of the requirements you will need to get any class and/or endorsement

The interactive driver licensing guide is a helpful tool for those looking for information on commercial driving requirements. The guide will provide you with a checklist of requirements, and allow you to pre-fill any required application(s) before visiting a DMV Customer Service Center. Depending on your eligibility, you may also be able to use the guide to electronically submit your application(s) and schedule an appointment with the DMV for expedited service.

How to apply for a CDL class or endorsement

If you want to get a CDL class (A, B or C) or a CDL endorsement (F, H, N, P, S and T) for the first time. Refer to either of these web pages:

Basic CDL requirements and CDL classes:

Endorsements

Tier of operation and CDL medical requirements

  • How to apply for a CDL - this webpage has a section on tier of operation and medical requirements, including a link to help you find a Fed Med examiner in your area

Wisconsin CDL manuals

Employer information 

​Online services for commercial drivers


​Driver Eligibility Unit
Email Wisconsin DMV email service​
Phone (608) 264-7447