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Commercial driver license skills tests
Third party testers are located throughout Wisconsin and conduct commercial driver license (CDL) skills tests within the state, including Abbreviated School Bus skills tests in commercial motor vehicles. Contact one of the companies in the following document to schedule commercial driver license driving skills tests. These third party testers conduct the approved CDL skills test as required by the State of Wisconsin and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Currently, they may charge no more than $85 per test ($15 if only the pre-trip is retaken).
Third party testing (updated December 9, 2013)
Effective January 1, 2014, the maximum fee that a third party tester may charge for a CDL skills test is being raised to accommodate the new requirements resulting from Wisconsinís implementation of the federal revisions to the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986. The new fee structure will be:
- Full skills test (vehicle inspection, basic control skills and road test) when successfully completed at one time = $150
- Vehicle inspection only = $50
- Basic control skills only = $50
- Road test only = $50
- Abbreviated school bus skills test = $50
- Lift airbrake restriction (vehicle inspection required) = $50
- Lift manual transmission restriction (road test required) = $50
- Lift tractor trailer restriction (vehicle inspection, basic control skills and road test required) = $150
- Federal IRS mileage (2013: 56.5 cents/mile) for miles traveled to and from the test routes that exceed a 25 mile radius from the testerís headquarters
An additional fee may be charged if the third party tester provides the use of a vehicle. Contact the specific tester for details.
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Last modified: December 9, 2013
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