Commercial Vehicle Operator
Renewal $100 (every five years)
Road test $25
Duplicate license $15
Individuals must have a Commercial Drivers' License (CDL) in order to operate a singlevehicle or any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000 pounds; a vehicle designed to transport more than 15 persons (includingthe driver); and any size vehicle which requires a hazardous materials placard.
- be at least 19 years of age for intrastate/21 years of age for interstate
- have one year of driving experience
- held a valid license in U.S. for at least one year
- pass a medical exam
- pass a series of written exams
- pass a skill (road) test
- self certify to medical status
There are three license classes with four endorsements to the license available. Contact the Division for further information.
A CDL license with a hazardous materials (haz-mat) endorsement requires a background check (including anyone transferring their CDL from outside Alaska). Renewal of haz-mat endorsement requires passing the haz-mat knowledge test (contact DMV for more information on the test), and a background check.
Number of Licenses on December 31, 2013
Class A: 17,932
Class A/M1: 6,275
Class B: 8,241
Class B/M1: 1,919
Class C: 810
Class C/M1: 182
Total CDL Drivers: 35,359
Last updated June 2014.