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Written CDL License Tests to be Offered Jan. 8 in Sioux Falls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


 Written CDL License Tests to be Offered Jan. 8 in Sioux Falls


PIERRE, S.D. – People wanting to take the written tests required to obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL), before new federal regulations take effect, can do so on Saturday, Jan. 8, in Sioux Falls. The opportunity is being provided by the state Driver Licensing Program.


Effective Feb. 7, 2022, new federal Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations take effect. The new regulations require all new commercial motor vehicle drivers receive training prior to being issued a CDL. Drivers who pass the CDL written tests and are issued their commercial learner’s permit before Feb. 7, 2022 will be exempt from the new training requirements.


The Sioux Falls testing begins at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 8, at the Best Western Plus Ramkota, 3200 Maple St.


Attendees must bring a valid South Dakota driver’s license and, if applying for a school bus endorsement, a valid CDL Medical Certificate/DOT physical card. A study manual can be found at https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing.  For information on the new federal requirements go to https://tpr.fmcsa.dot.gov/.


Space is limited so call 605-773-6883 to make a reservation.


The Driver Licensing Program is an agency of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.