CDL Practice Test

Use these sample tests as you prepare to gain a CDL in Wisconsin. This site is free to use and you can take these practice tests as many times as you would like. The questions on these tests cover topics and regulations pertaining to the various class levels of CDL licenses in Wisconsin. 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 Quiz” button below to begin.  Good luck!

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CDL Practice Test

How To Get A Wisconsin Commercial Drivers License

To be eligible for a CDL in Wisconsin, applicants must meet the following age eligibility requirements:

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

Wisconsin CDL applicants must be medically certified that they are physically fit to operate a commercial vehicle and pass a vision test.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • (Form MV3230) Commercial Driver: Tier of Operation
  • (Form MCSA-5876) Medical Examiner’s Certificate

Interstate non-excepted (drivers who do not work for the state or federal governments) must meet federal DOT requirements. Intrastate non-excepted drivers must meet the state requirements.

Drivers who have had their licenses revoked, suspended, denied or canceled are not eligible for a CDL in Wisconsin. Applicants can be disqualified for having multiple licenses.


  • 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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Wisconsin CDL License Test Tips

Knowledge Test
All Wisconsin CDL applicants must pass the general knowledge test prior to taking the skills test. To pass the Wisconsin test, applicants must score 80 percent or higher. Applicants who require additional endorsements must pass additional tests and pay the required fees.

Skills Test
The Wisconsin 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 CDL Waivers
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:

  • Reside in Wisconsin.
  • Be currently active in the military.
  • Have operated a commercial vehicle as part of their military duties.
  • Have been honorably discharged from the military within the past 12 months.
  • Submit (Form MV3588) Military Service CDL Skills Test Waiver Application. (A portion of this document must be completed by the commanding or training officer.

Additional Information

Information on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

The State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation is the authority for CDL regulations in Wisconsin. To get more information contact them via:

Website: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/com-drv-vehs/cdl-how-aply/cdl-how-to-apply.aspx

Phone: 608.264.7447


Additional Wisconsin CDL Helpful Links

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