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You will need a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) if you are:
You are required to provide the following documents to obtain your CLP unless you already have a license marked as REAL-ID compliant, which means we already have this information verified. A REAL-ID has a gold star in the top right corner of your license.
The purpose of a CLP is to allow accompanied behind-the-wheel training in a type and class of Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) that your current license (commercial or noncommercial) is not valid to operate. With a CLP you can:
The same rules that apply to CDL drivers also apply to CLP drivers. Certain violations could result in the disqualification of the driver’s commercial operating privileges.
More information about violations and disqualification can be found in the CDL manual.
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