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CDL Practice Test

Welcome to the CDL practice test site for North Carolina. You can use this site to prepare for the official North Carolina DMV CDL Test. The questions on these practice tests apply to all of the areas you’ll need to be knowledgeable in to obtain your NC CDL. You can take these practice tests as many times as you need to, and all of these tests are free. 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.

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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

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How To Get A north carolina Commercial Drivers License

To be eligible for a CDL in North Carolina, applicants must meet the following age eligibility requirements.

  • Be at least 18 years old to operate a commercial vehicle intrastate (within North Carolina only).
  • Be at least 21 years old to operate a commercial vehicle interstate (outside of North Carolina).

North Carolina applicants must provide proof that they are medically fit to operate a commercial vehicle and pass a vision test. Applicants are required to submit the following documents.

  • (Form CDL-MED-1) Medical Certification of Driver Type or Commercial Driver’s License
  • Medical Card
  • Full Medical Report (depending on the circumstances)

Drivers who have had their licenses revoked, suspended, denied or canceled are not eligible for a CDL in North Carolina. Applicants can be disqualified from the application process for having multiple licenses.

North Carolina CDL Endorsements
H – Hazmat Vehicles
N – Tank Vehicles
P – Passenger Vehicles
S – School Bus
T – Double or Triple Trailer

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north carolina CDL License Test Tips

All North Carolina CDL applicants must pass the general knowledge test prior to taking the skills test. The general knowledge test consists of 50 questions. To pass the North Carolina test, applicants must score 80 percent or higher. Applicants who require additional endorsements must pass additional tests and pay the required fees. The North Carolina skills test can be taken 14 days after applicants pass the knowledge test. It includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, basic control skills and on-road driving. Applicants must pass each section.

Military veterans who were discharged within 1 year of the application and current military members can apply to have the skills exam waived if they meet the requirements. To qualify for a waiver, applicants must:

  • Be active duty military personnel.
  • Have operated a motor vehicle equivalent to a commercial motor vehicle in the military within 2 years of the application date.
  • Submit a Certification for Waiver of CDL Skills Test for Military Personnel.

Additional Information

Information on the North Carolina Department of Transportation

The North Carolina Department of Transportation provides administers CDL license requirements in North Carolina. To get more information contact them via:


Phone: 915.715.7000


Additional North Carolina CDL Helpful Links

Please use the links below to access more valuable North Carolina CDL testing resources and to learn more about practice driving tests for the state of North Carolina.