September 15th, 2014 | Phoenix Truck Driving Institute

A Commercial Driver’s License is necessary before you can operate a commercial vehicle weighing more than 10,001 lbs. If you want to obtain your CDL in Arizona, there are a few specific requirements you must meet. In addition to these basic requirements, Phoenix Truck Driving Institute can help you gain and practice the skills you’ll need to pass your CDL exam with flying colors.

ID and Proof of Age

To qualify for a Commercial Driver’s License in Arizona, Arizona must be your legal state of domicile. All CDL drivers must be 21 or older; if you are 18 or older, you may apply for an intrastate license that allows you to operate a truck within the state limits of Arizona. Upon application for your CDL, you will need two proofs of ID, one of which bears a photo; if no photo ID is available, you will need three separate proofs of ID.

Social Security Number

In addition to verifying your name, age, and residency, you will also need to present your social security card. Your social security number is used to verify your identity, as well as to ensure compliance with any child-support enforcement laws.

CDL Instruction Permit

If you have never before applied for a Commercial Driver’s License, you must first obtain a CDL instruction permit, which allows you to operate any vehicle that requires a CDL with a licensed instructor. To obtain your instruction permit, you will need two forms of identification, your social security card, a valid driver’s license, and an ADOT Medical Examiner Certificate. You must wait at least 14 days after obtaining your CDL instruction permit to apply for your Commercial Driver’s License.

In addition to the documents listed above, you’ll need to pass a standardized CDL exam to obtain your CDL in Arizona. Phoenix Truck Driving Institute can help you prepare for the exam with our nationally-recognized truck driver training and refresher courses. You can find out more about our programs, admissions requirements, and financial aid options by calling (877) 205-5372 or visiting us on the web.