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Free Ohio CDL General Knowledge Test (OH)

  • Perfect for first-time and renewal CDL/CLP applicants, and those adding endorsements
  • Based on 2024 OH commercial driver's license manual
  • Updated for July 2024
Verified by Steven Litvintchouk, M.S., Chief Educational Researcher, Member of ACES. See our detailed commitment to accuracy and quality in our practice tests.
Commercial Driver's License

About this test

Available in EN and ES

Your knowledge of traffic signs, signals, right-of-way rules, trucking laws, speed limits, vehicle inspection, and basic commercial vehicle safety will be tested to help you become a safer driver today. Each of our 50 multiple-choice questions is based on the Ohio Commercial Driver License Handbook and applicable Ohio laws. Each question includes a hint and an explanation. It is recommended that you check each question’s explanation to gain some further insight into the rule being tested. Good luck and drive safely!

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Ohio CDL FAQs in 2024

How do you obtain a CDL in Ohio?

To get a CDL in Ohio, first obtain a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) by passing the required knowledge tests. Hold the CLP for at least 14 days, then complete CDL training (if desired) and pass the skills test. Ensure you meet all age and medical requirements.

What is the cost of getting a CDL?

The cost for a CDL in Ohio includes a $27 fee for the knowledge test, $50 for the skills test, and a $42.25 fee for the CDL itself. Additional fees apply for endorsements and CDL training programs.

How long does CDL training last?

CDL training duration in Ohio varies by program. Full-time courses can last several weeks, while part-time courses may extend over several months, depending on the school and the specific program.

What disqualifies you from getting a CDL?

In Ohio, disqualifications from obtaining a CDL include having multiple licenses, certain criminal convictions, especially involving a motor vehicle, drug or alcohol related offenses, and major traffic violations like reckless driving or leaving the scene of an accident.

What are the 3 tests for the CDL permit?

The three tests for the Ohio CDL permit include the General Knowledge test, Air Brakes test (if applicable), and the Combination Vehicle test (for Class A CDL). Specific endorsements require additional tests.

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Enhance your preparation with our comprehensive General Knowledge test collection, tailored to cover all key topics of the CDL exam. For a complete understanding of the expenses involved, check out our guide on CDL license cost, and for a step-by-step guide to getting your CDL, visit our CDL license guide.

What to expect on the actual OH CDL exam

50

questions

40

correct answers to pass

80

passing score

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