NLC Students

  • Sign up for the Idaho CDL Training Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) online study course here  (Recommended)
  • We recommend you start this course right away
    • This course will help you study and prepare for the CLP written tests at the DMV
  • Obtain a Commercial Learner’s Permit by taking the Idaho CLP written test at the DMV
  • Watch the pre-trip inspection video here
    • Watch the video as many times as is needed to memorize the pre-trip inspection
  • Get a DOT Physical (Highly Recommended)
    • Most employers will require a DOT physical but it is not required for training
  • Once you receive your DOT medical card, take it to the DMV so they can copy it into your records

If you have reviewed this information and the DMV info page and still have questions, please feel free to call us at 208-918-8420 or email us at info@idahoCDLtraining.com 

  • Out of state students may obtain a CLP from their home state and complete the training and testing in Idaho with the exception of certain states
  • Click HERE to sign up for our online CLP training course to help you pass the CLP written test at the DMV (recommended)
    • States verified to obtain a CLP in your home state and train and test in Idaho:

Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, Missouri, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Montana, Alaska, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Oklahoma,Tennessee and North Carolina.

**If your state is not listed, email us with your name, state you want to get a CLP in, contact information and age at info@idahocdltraining.com and we will check with your state 

  • **Washington residents will have to follow the same steps as non Idaho Resident under 21
  • These states do not allow you to train outside your current state of residence so you will need to get Idaho residency and obtain a Class D license in Idaho and then obtain the Idaho Class A CLP with Air Brakes

If you have reviewed this information and the DMV info page and still have questions, please feel free to call us at 208-918-8420 or email us at info@idahoCDLtraining.com

  • Out of state students that are 18-20  will be required to fulfill the same requirements as Idaho residents but first must obtain an Class D Idaho Driver’s License (If you are not 21 by the first day at NLC you will follow these requirements)
    • Study the Class D Idaho Driver Manual here before you arrive in Idaho
    • Click HERE to Sign up and take our Online CLP prep course to help you pass the CDL written test at the DMV.  We highly recommend you start this course as soon as possible (recommended)
    • Click HERE to review the DMV checklist before going to the DMV to make sure you have all required documents (**If you will be flying at all while in possession of an Idaho Driver’s License, you will need to obtain an Idaho Star Card while at the DMV or carry a passport to be able to fly on or after October 1, 2020.  Click HERE for more details on an Idaho Star Card.)
    • Test for the Class D Idaho driver’s license once you can show proof of residency in Idaho to the DMV
    • You may test for the Class A CLP once you pass the Class D test
    • Watch the pre-trip inspection video here
      • Watch the video as many times as is needed to memorize the pre-trip inspection
  • If you have reviewed this information and the DMV info page and still have questions, please feel free to call us at 208-918-8420 or email us at info@idahoCDLtraining.com