How many times can you fail your CDL driving test?

I’ve been thinking about getting a commercial license and driving a semi, but I’m a little nervous that I’ll fail the exam. How many times are you allowed to fail the CDL driving test?

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Getting a CDL is an exciting step! The regulations regarding how many times you can fail your CDL driving test vary from state to state, but you can typically take the test three times without having to pay any additional fees. If you fail your test three times, most states will require an additional fee and will ask you to wait for 30 days before retaking the test.
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, however, it’s a good idea to take a class so that you’re prepared for the exam. There’s a written portion of the exam as well as a driving portion, so a classroom setting can be a really helpful way to prepare.
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