Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
IMPORTANT: Effective on or after July 1, 2018, Kansas law (KSA 8-2, 157) will require all CDL holders to complete Truckers Against Trafficking training before being issued or renewing their CDL license.
The training involves watching a brief educational film and successfully answering questions about it. This video and test takes about 30 minutes and is free of charge. It must be completed only once, not each time a driver renews.
The required training can be completed online at the Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) website (http://education.truckersagainsttrafficking.org) or at any full service driver's license exam office across the state. A printed certificate of completion will be offered upon successful completion of the online training and must be presented at the time of issuance or renewal of their CDL. Individuals who have previously completed TAT training before the requirement went into effect and who have received their certificate of completion will not be required to take the training again, but will need to present their certificate at the time of issuance or renewal.
If you are issued or renew before July 1, 2018 the certificate will not be required or accepted until your next renewal.
Please note, conducting the training online and presenting the examiner with a printed certificate will reduce your time spent at the exam station.
You must have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more or a combination vehicle with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds.
- Requirements for A Hazardous Material Endorsement
- Frequently asked questions
- Commercial Driver's License Handbook
- Commercial Driver License Schools
- CDL skills testing offices
- Contact Information
- Medical Certification Form (Paper Application)
- Medical Self-Certification (Online Application)
- Kansas Military CDL Skills Test Waiver Program
Reciprocity Agreements with Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma
Kansas has entered into reciprocity agreements with Nebraska and Missouri relating to Commercial Driver's License (CDL) requirements and farm use.
- Kansas-Missouri Reciprocity Exempting CDL Requirements for Farmers
- Kansas-Nebraska Reciprocity Exempting CDL Requirements for Farmers
- Kansas-Oklahoma Reciprocity Exempting CDL Requirements for Farmers
Contact Vehicles Regarding Your Commercial Driver's License
Telephone (available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Commercial Driver's License FAQs
I have passed the CDL knowledge exam and I am ready for the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) skills test. Do I need any appointment for the skills exams?
- A CMV skills test can take from one hour to one and one half hours depending on conditions
- To ensure that a CDL examiner is available to administer the test, scheduling is necessary
- Skills test and test examiners may be monitored for quality control purposes
- CMV Testing schedules vary depending on business conditions. Please call a CDL testing facility in advance to determine test availability.
I already have the "P" endorsement on my CDL so that I can drive school buses. Why do I now have to get an "S" endorsement?
If I only drive City buses or transport buses not affiliated with a school, do I have to get the "S" endorsement?