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CDL Practice Test

Welcome to the Rhode Island CDL practice test site. You can take these practice tests and go through the questions as many times as you like as you attempt to obtain your CDL in Rhode Island. 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

CDL Practice Test

How To Get A rhode island Commercial Drivers License

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

  • Be at least 18 years old to operate a commercial vehicle intrastate (within Rhode Island only).
  • Be at least 21 years old to operate a commercial vehicle interstate (outside of Rhode Island).
Rhode Island CDL applicants must be medically certified that they are capable of operating a commercial vehicle and pass a vision test. Rhode Island applicants must get assistance with the forms from a CDL-certified doctor. Applicants are required to submit a (REV 2011) Self-Certification for a Commercial Driver’s License and a (Form MCSA-5875) Medical Examiner’s Certificate Medical Examiner’s Report Form.

Commercial drivers are required to have a medical card or certificate. This requirement does not apply to drivers who are employed by the federal, state or local governments. Drivers who have had their licenses revoked, suspended, denied or canceled are not eligible for a CDL in Rhode Island. Applicants can be disqualified for having multiple licenses.

Rhode Island CDL Endorsements

  • H – Hazmat Vehicles
  • N – Tank Vehicles
  • P – Passenger Vehicles
  • S – School Bus
  • T – Double or Triple Trailer
  • X – Combination Tank Vehicles and Hazmat Vehicles

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rhode island CDL License Test Tips

All Rhode Island CDL applicants must pass the general knowledge test prior to taking the skills test. This test consists of 50 questions. To pass the Rhode Island test, applicants must score 80 percent or higher. Applicants who require additional endorsements must pass additional tests and pay the required fees.  The Rhode Island 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 and current military members can apply to have the skills exam waived if they meet the requirements. To qualify for a waiver, applicants must:

  • Possess a valid Rhode Island Driver’s license.
  • Be active duty military personnel.
  • Operate a commercial vehicle as part of their military duties.
  • Have been honorably discharged from the military within the past 12 months.
  • Submit an Application for CDL Skills Test Waiver.

Additional Information

Information on the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles

The State of Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles administers CDL license regulations in Rhode Island. To get more information contact them via:

Website: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/licenses/commercial/

Phone: 401.462.5813


Additional Rhode Island CDL Helpful Links

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