alabama CDL Practice Test

The practice tests below offer CDL practice test questions in all the different topic areas you’ll see on the Alabama CDL test. The CDL tests are free and can be taken as often as you’d like to help you in your preparation for earning a Alabama commercial driver license. You will be presented with 40 questions and you must answer 34 questions correctly to pass.  There is a 50 minute time limit.  You may not go back once you answer a question.  Click the “Start Test” button below to begin. 

alabama Drivers Test

alabama Motorcycle Test

alabama CDL Test

CDL Category Practice Tests

CDL General Knowledge Test

Combination Vehicles Test

Passenger Vehicles Test

Pre-Trip Inspections Test

Double/Triple Trailers Test

CDL School Bus Test

CDL Air Brakes Test

Hazardous Materials Test

CDL Tanker Vehicles Test

CDL Practice Test

How To Get an alabama Commercial Drivers License

Applicants must be of the legal age of 18 or older. Those between the ages of 18 and 21 are only permitted to drive a commercial vehicle within the state of Alabama. Those age 21 and older may drive a commercial vehicle across state borders. Only those aged 21 and older may apply for their hazardous materials endorsement. All applicants must possess a DOT Medical Card.

An applicant’s driving record will be considered when applying for a CDL license. There are specific items in which a driver will be disqualified for a commercial driver’s license. These include:

  • Any suspension/revocation 36 months before submitting an application.
  • Any six-point violation or conviction of operating a motor vehicle impaired 24 months prior to submitting an application.
  • Any current denial, cancellation, suspension, or revocation of driver’s license.
  • Possessing multiple driver’s licenses from various States.
  • Not meeting certifications on BFS-103 CDL Certification Form.

Alabama requires all CDL applicants to complete both a knowledge test and a skills test. Alabama offers the following CDL license endorsements:

  • S – School Bus
  • T – Double Trailer
  • P – Passenger
  • N – Tank Vehicles
  • H – Hazardous Materials

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alabama CDL License Test Tips

The knowledge tests are presented in written form for Class A, B, and C applicants. All classes are required to take a 50 question assessment. Those applying for a Class A CDL will need to complete an additional 20 questions about combination vehicles. Applicants seeking to drive vehicles with air brakes must complete a 25 question air brake assessment. Those seeking any endorsement other than hazardous materials must complete a 20 question assessment that is endorsement specific. Those applying for the hazardous materials endorsement must complete a 30 question knowledge test. All applicants must receive a score of 80 percent or higher on each test to pass.

A skills test is required for all CDL applicants regardless of Class. The School Bus and Passenger Endorsements require a skills test as well. All applicants applying for Air Brakes Certification must use a vehicle that is equipped with air brakes for their skills test. The CDL skills test consists of a vehicle inspection test, basic control skills test, and a driving test. All three test sections must be passed for CDL approval. Failure in any skills test area automatically fails the applicant.

Additional Information

CDL Testing by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency administers the certifying and testing of commercial drivers in the state. To get more information contact them via:

Website:  https://www.alea.gov/dps/driver-license
Phone:  334.242.4400
Email:  driverlicenseinfo@alea.gov

Additional Alabama CDL Helpful Links

Please use the links below to access more valuable Alabama CDL testing resources and to learn more about driving test resources for the state of Alabama.