Commercial Driver License Examination Program

Process Overview

We are intent on processing your application for ADOT/CDLE in an expeditious and timely manner.

To begin the process of becoming an Authorized Tester, you will need the following documents:

  • A completed Third Party Authorization Interest Form, 96-0151
  • A business plan that includes these items:
    • Business work experience
    • Financial plan
    • Marketing strategies
    • Initial number of staff
    • Delegation of tasks
    • Strategic plan (goals and objectives)
    • Location and hours of operation
    • Statement if intending to be "open to the public" ("Open to the public" means any provider who offers CDL testing to the general public including the use of the testing area, vehicle or examiner, whether the premises are publicly or privately owned and whether or not a fee is charged for the examination or use of the premises. "Open to the Public" does not include governmental agencies that have an agreement, either formal or informal, with another governmental agency to administer the commercial driver license examination.)

After the CDLE Program Selection Panel reviews and approves the provider's business plan, the next step is the application process. Instructions follow.

An application must be completed in full and must be signed by the individual, all partners or an officer of the corporation.

An application will be returned for incompleteness, noncompliance of requirements or improper fees.

The following items are needed for the CDLE Third Party Authorization process:

The following are needed for each CDL Certified Examiner Application process:

A checklist for both the Third Party and Certified Examiner requirements are available for your convenience. Please mail the completed forms and additional requirements to this address:

ADOT/Motor Vehicle Division
CDL Examination Program
P.O. Box 2100, Mail Drop 545M
Phoenix, AZ 85001

For questions, please contact the CDLE Program by emailing or calling 602.712.4752.

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Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.