Wisconsin CDL Requirements

Wisconsin CDL Classes

      You must be at least 18 years old to operate a commercial motor vehicle within the state of Wisconsin (intrastate) and at least 21 years of age to operate a commercial motor vehicle outside the state of Wisconsin (interstate). You must also be at least 21 years old to transport materials that are deemed hazardous and to transport passengers using a commercial motor vehicle. You need a Wisconsin CDL in order to operate either commercial or non-commercial motor vehicles that fall into the following categories:

Class A
      Any combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 26,001 pounds or more, provided that the gross vehicle weight rating of the towed vehicle is in excess of 10,000 pounds.  

Class B
      Any single vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 26,001 or more pounds, as well as any vehicle towing another vehicle that does not exceed a weight of 10,000 pounds. 

Class C
      Any vehicle or combination of vehicles that does not meet the criteria of either Class A or Class B, but is designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver), or is used in transporting materials classified as hazardous in the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act. Each applicant must also have a passenger or hazardous materials endorsement in order to obtain a Class C commercial driver’s license. 

Applying for a Wisconsin Commercial Learner’s Permit

      You must already possess a Wisconsin commercial learner’s permit (CLP) before you can take the CDL Skills Test. Before applying for a Wisconsin commercial learner’s permit, you must already possess a valid Wisconsin Class D regular driver’s license. You will be issued a Wisconsin commercial driver’s license (CDL) when you pass both the written general knowledge test and the CDL Skills Test. 

      In order to obtain a commercial learner’s permit in the state of Wisconsin, you must:

  •       Be at least 18 years old for intrastate driving (within the state of Wisconsin only).
  •       Be at least 21 years of age for interstate driving (outside the state of Wisconsin).
  •       Be at least 21 years of age to transport materials deemed hazardous.
  •       Be at least 21 years of age to transport passengers in a CMV.
  •       Possess a valid Wisconsin Class D regular driver’s license.
  •       Not be disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle.
  •       Provide your current out-of-state driver’s license or I.D. card (if you are not currently licensed in the state of Wisconsin).
  •       Provide original documented proof of your identification and date of birth (i.e., a certified birth certificate, valid U.S. passport, valid I.D. card, etc.).
  •       Provide original documented proof of your Social Security number (i.e., your Social Security card, W-2 form, pay stub with your name and SSN on it).
  •       Provide original documented proof of U.S. legal presence (i.e., a certified birth certificate, valid U.S. passport, valid I.D. card, etc.).
  •       Provide proof of your current Wisconsin residency that shows your name and address (i.e., a utility bill, current vehicle registration, W-2 form, etc.).
  •       Provide your current Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate). 
  •       Certify that your privilege to drive any motor vehicle is not currently suspended, revoked, canceled, or disqualified anywhere.
  •       Certify that you currently hold no more than one driver’s license.
  •       Self-certify that you intend to drive a CMV in either intrastate commerce or interstate commerce.
  •       Pass the physical exam (must be administered by a FMCSA certified physician).
  •       Pass the vision exam (you must have at least 20/40 vision in each eye with or without glasses).
  •       Pass the color blindness test (you must be able to recognize green, red, and amber colors).
  •       Complete, sign, and submit the Wisconsin Driver License (DL) Application.
  •       Pass the CDL written knowledge test.
  •       Pass any other written tests required for the class and type of vehicle you are applying for.
  •       Pass any written tests required for any CDL endorsements you are applying for.
  •       Pay the $30 commercial learner’s permit fee.

      No fee is charged for the knowledge test.

      If you have any questions about the commercial licensing process in Wisconsin, you can speak to a customer service representative at the WisDOT Division of Motor Vehicles Phone Center by calling (608) 264-7447 during normal business hours. You can also email the WisDOT DMV at opa.exec@dot.wi.gov. The WisDOT Division of Motor Vehicles is closed during all state holidays.

The CDL Knowledge Tests

       The CDL knowledge tests are administered at the Wisconsin DMV Customer Service Centers.  All commercial driver’s license applicants must pass the general knowledge test in order to be eligible to receive a CDL. Applicants must also take the knowledge tests whenever they add a class of vehicle to their CDL, add special endorsements to their CDL, or to remove an air brakes restriction that has been placed on their CDL. The CDL general knowledge test consists of 50 questions in multiple choice form. In order to receive a passing score, each applicant is required to answer at least 80% of the questions correctly in the time allotted for that test. All knowledge tests require a score of at least 80% to pass. Any applicant that exceeds the time limit or incorrectly answers too many questions on the general knowledge test will fail the test. Any applicant that uses any kind of test aid during the test will automatically fail the test. Anyone caught talking to another person during the test will automatically fail the test. Use of cell phones and camera devices is prohibited in the testing area. If you fail any part of the knowledge test, you will be required to wait at least seven days before you can take the test again. All applicants should arrive at the DMV Service Center at least one hour prior to closing when taking the knowledge tests. Most DMV Service Centers are busier during the afternoon hours so, please keep that in mind when you plan on taking your test.

      Once you successfully pass the required knowledge tests, the WisDOT Division of Motor Vehicles will issue you a commercial learner’s permit so that you can practice operating a commercial motor vehicle. The permit is valid for commercial motor vehicles only. The commercial learner’s permit will be valid for 180 consecutive days (6 months) from the date of issuance. If you do not pass all three tests of  the CDL Skills Test within the 180 day period, you must renew your CLP and will be required to retake all three tests of the CDL Skills Test. You may only operate a CMV under the supervision of a front seat passenger who is at least 21 years old and carries a valid Wisconsin CDL of the same class as the vehicle you are operating. You may only operate a commercial vehicle outside the state of Wisconsin if you are at least 21 years of age and carry a valid Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate). You may not operate any vehicle that is transporting materials deemed hazardous. You may not transport passengers.

      Over 60% of first time CDL applicants fail the written test! Be sure to download and study the Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s Manual, as it contains the information you need to pass the CDL knowledge tests, including some sample test questions. El Manual del Conductor Comercial Wisconsin también está disponible en español. 

      Our Free CDL Practice Tests will help prepare you for the actual CDL knowledge tests administered by the DMV.

      Click here to see the map and clickable list of Wisconsin DMV Customer Service Centers that administer the CDL knowledge tests.

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Applying for a Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License

      In order to obtain a commercial driver’s license in the state of Wisconsin, you must:

  •       Possess a valid Wisconsin commercial learner’s permit for at least 14 days.
  •       Possess a valid Wisconsin Class D regular driver’s license.
  •       Possess a current D.O.T. card (cannot be more than 2 years old).
  •       Provide proof of vehicle insurance and vehicle registration (must be verified before you can take the test).
  •       Complete, sign, and submit the Wisconsin Driver License (DL) Application.
  •       Self-certify that you intend to drive a CMV in either intrastate commerce or interstate commerce.
  •       Certify that your privilege to drive any motor vehicle is not currently suspended, revoked, cancelled, or disqualified anywhere.
  •       Provide a test vehicle of the same class as the CDL you are testing for that has passed inspection.
  •       Provide a passenger that is 21 years of age or older with a valid Wisconsin CDL to ride with you in your test vehicle to the test location.
  •       Schedule an appointment for the CDL Skills Test with a state certified CDL Third Party Tester.
  •       Pass the CDL Skills Test.
  •       Pay the $150 CDL Skills Test fee ($50 for each part of the three-part Skills Test).
  •       Pay the $74 commercial driver’s license fee (the fee is prorated for time remaining on Wisconsin Class D driver’s license).
  •       Have your photo taken for the commercial driver’s license.
The CDL Skills Test

      Once you have held your commercial learner’s permit for at least 14 consecutive days, you will be allowed to take the CDL Skills Test. The total fee for the Skills Test is $150 when all three parts of the test are successfully completed at one time. Otherwise, each part of the three part Skills Test has a fee of $50. The Skills Test is given by appointment only and is administered by state certified CDL Third Party Testers. Walk-ins are not permitted. There is a minimum two-day waiting period. To schedule a test appointment, contact any of the CDL Third Party Testers on the Wisconsin CDL Third Party Testing Agents by County list. You must provide your own test vehicle. A CDL Third Party Tester may provide a vehicle for you to test in although, an additional rental fee may be charged for use of the test vehicle. Call the tester for details. Please note, some CDL Third Party Testers may choose to charge you less than the $150 fee for their services.

      The CDL Skills Test is a three part test that consists of a Pre-trip Inspection, a Basic Vehicle Controls Test, and an On-Road Driving Test. You will be required to take the test in the same class and type of motor vehicle that you plan to drive once you obtain your CDL.  If you take the CDL Skills Test in a commercial motor vehicle that is not equipped with air brakes, then you will have an air brakes restriction attached to your commercial driver’s license.  If you fail any one part of the CDL Skills Test, you will only be required to retake that part of the CDL Skills Test again. Any other parts of the test you have already passed will still be valid for the life of your commercial learner’s permit (180 total days) or until you pass all three parts of the Skills Test. Only one CDL Skills Test can be taken per day. If your test vehicle is not legally equipped and safe to drive, you will not be able to proceed with the Skills Test. During the Pre-trip Inspection, you will be allowed to use the CDL Vehicle Inspection Memory Aid, but it cannot be altered in any way, front or back, and cannot have any handwritten notes on it.

  •       Pre-trip Inspection: Before you can take the CDL driving tests, you will first be tested on your knowledge of the class of vehicle you plan on driving once you obtain your CDL. The Pre-trip inspection also determines if your commercial vehicle is safe enough to drive on public roads. If you fail the Pre-trip Inspection, you may not be allowed to take the Road Skills Test. 
  •       Basic Controls Test: Before you can take the Road Skills Test, you will first need to prove that you have the skills to operate a commercial motor vehicle on public roads. This test consists of various off-road maneuvers such as backing up your vehicle, moving your vehicle forward, and making turns within a defined area. 
  •       Road Skills Test: Once you pass the first two tests, you will be required to drive your commercial vehicle on public roads in various traffic situations. You will be required to operate the same class of commercial vehicle you plan to drive once you obtain your CDL.

      The Basic Controls Test will most likely include the following maneuvers:

  •       90 degree alley docking
  •       Straight line backing
  •       Parallel parking (driver side)
  •       Parallel parking (conventional)
  •       Offset back/right
  •       Offset back/left

      The Road Skills Test will be administered on a route predetermined by the examiner. The test route will most likely include the following:

  •       Starting
  •       Stopping
  •       Braking
  •       Turning
  •       Observing traffic signs
  •       Observing traffic signals
  •       Observing other traffic
  •       Using vehicle controls
  •       Maintaining proper lane positions
  •       Downgrades
  •       Downgrade stopping
  •       Upgrades
  •       Upgrade stopping
  •       Railroad crossings
  •       Bridge clearance
  •       Underpass clearance
  •       General observance of traffic laws
  •       General safe driving practices for trucks or buses   

     On the day of your CDL Skills Test appointment you must:

  1.       Arrive on time.
  2.       Bring your validated commercial learner’s permit.
  3.       Bring your valid D.O.T. medical card (cannot be more than 2 years old).
  4.       Bring a passenger (age 21 or older) that is qualified to drive a CMV with the same class of CDL or greater than the test vehicle.
  5.       Bring a test vehicle that is the same class of license that you are testing for and that has passed inspection.

      Failure to do any of the above may result in an immediate cancellation of your CDL Skills Test appointment! The WisDOT Division of Motor Vehicles advises applicants to schedule their Skills Test appointment a few weeks in advance and to arrive early for their test appointment. If you decide to cancel your Skills Test appointment, you must cancel the appointment no later than 24 hours in advance. The WisDOT Division of Motor Vehicles has the right to cancel any CDL Skills Test appointment due to bad weather, under sourced staffing, or any other unforseen circumstances. Be sure to call the CDL Third Party Tester on the day of your Skills Test to see if your appointment has been cancelled. 

      Be sure to download and study the Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s Manual, as it contains pertinent information that will help you pass the CDL Skills Test. El Manual del Conductor Comercial Wisconsin también está disponible en español. Don’t forget, you can use the CDL Vehicle Inspection Memory Aid during the Pre-trip Inspection phase of the Skills Test.

      Click here to see the list of Wisconsin approved CDL Third Party Testers.

Commercial Driver Self-Certification

     Please note, all CDL applicants and commercial drivers are strongly urged to watch the Fed Med Upload and Self-Certification Video first for instructions on how to self-certify using the secure online CDL Self-Certification Application Portal. Please watch the short video below for more details:

      In the state of Wisconsin, all commercial driver’s license holders must self-certify as to what type of driving they will be doing (intrastate or interstate), and whether they meet or exceed the medical and physical standards put forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to legally and safely operate a commercial motor vehicle. All CDL applicants must self-certify once they obtain their commercial driver’s license.   

      You are required to self-certify whenever you:

  •       Apply for a commercial driver’s license.
  •       Renew a commercial driver’s license.
  •       Apply for a higher class of commercial driver’s license.
  •       Apply for a new CDL endorsement.
  •       Transfer a commercial driver’s license from another state.

       All commercial drivers who intend to operate a commercial motor vehicle for the following purposes only, do not require a commercial driver’s license and are considered “exempt” and therefore are waived from self-certification:

  •       Persons operating Special Purpose Commercial vehicle with a GVWR of 26,000 lbs. or less. 
  •       Fire and emergency vehicles used to preserve life and property or to carry out governmental operations.
  •       Vehicles operated by non-civilian operators of military equipment.
  •       Recreational vehicles that are being used for personal recreational use only.
  •       Any farm vehicle used to transport agricultural products, farm machinery, or farm supplies within 150 air-miles of the owner’s farm and not used in the operation of a common or contract motor carrier.

      Any driver who will be operating  a commercial motor vehicle for agricultural purposes will want to read over the Wisconsin Farm Service Commercial Driver License Fact Sheet.

      If you intend to operate a commercial motor vehicle for any other purpose than those listed above, then you are considered “non-exempt” and are required to hold a valid CDL and must self-certify. You may also need to provide a current Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate).

      The state of Wisconsin uses a tier system to determine what category each commercial driver must self-certify under:

  1.       Tier 1 –  You drive interstate “non-excepted” (you or your cargo cross Wisconsin state lines) and therefore you need a Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate) to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
  2.       Tier 2 – You drive interstate “excepted” (you or your cargo cross Wisconsin state lines) and therefore you do not need a Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate) to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
  3.       Tier 3 – You drive intrastate “non-excepted” (you or your cargo do not cross Wisconsin state lines) and therefore, you need a Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate) to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
  4.       Tier 4 – You drive intrastate “excepted” (you or your cargo do not cross Wisconsin state lines) and therefore you do not need a Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate) to operate a commercial motor vehicle.

      If you fall under the Tier 2 or Tier 4 categories, you may still be required to carry a Fed Med card due to Wisconsin state statutes or your employer’s policy. However, you will only need to provide a copy of your Fed Med card to the DMV when you renew or replace your Wisconsin commercial driver’s license. A more in depth description of both the Tier 2 and Tier 4 categories can be found below.

      If you operate a commercial motor vehicle in either intrastate or interstate commerce solely for the following purposes, then you are considered “excepted” and fall under the Tier 2 category, and therefore, you do not need to provide a Fed Med card:

  •       Transporting school children and/or school staff members between home and school.
  •       Operating any vehicle as an employee of either Federal, State, or Local government.
  •       Operating fire and rescue vehicles for emergency purposes and other related events.
  •       Transporting sick, injured, or deceased persons.
  •       Primarily transporting propane heating fuel when responding to an emergency condition requiring an immediate response.
  •       When responding to a pipeline emergency requiring an immediate response such as a pipeline leak or rupture.
  •       When custom harvesting on a farm or to haul farm machinery and supplies to and from a farm or when transporting crops between a farm and a market or storage facility.
  •       When operating a farm vehicle that is not a combo vehicle (power unit and towed unit), and is used to haul agricultural products, farm supplies (cannot be materials deemed hazardous), or farm machinery to and from a farm and within 150 air miles of the farm.
  •       Transporting bees as an apiarist during beekeeping season.
  •       When transporting migrant workers.
  •       As a private motor carrier of passengers for non-business activities.

      If you operate a commercial motor vehicle in either intrastate or interstate commerce under the following conditions, then you are considered “excepted” in the state of Wisconsin and fall under the Tier 4 category, and therefore, you do not need to provide a Fed Med (Medical Examiner’s Certificate) card: 

  •       All reasons in Tier 2
  •       You operate a two truck requested by a federal, state, or local government officer to move a wrecked or incapacitated vehicle.
  •       You were grandfathered in by holding a valid commercial driver’s license since July 29, 1996 that has never been revoked.
  •       You hold a Wisconsin diabetes waiver to the Fed Med (Medical Examiner’s Certificate) card.
  •       You hold a Wisconsin vision waiver to the Fed Med (Medical Examiner’s Certificate) card.

     Once you determine which tier you fall under, you can then proceed to the self-certification process as explained below.

      The state of Wisconsin is unique when it comes to self-certifying in the sense that, all self-certification is done through a secure online portal. Both “non excepted” interstate drivers and “non-excepted” intrastate drivers must provide a current Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate), and self-certify online using the secure CDL Self-Certification Application Portal. Your Fed Med card must be in the PDF, JPEG, GIF, or PNG file format, and cannot exceed 5 MB in size before you can upload it using the online portal. If you are unable to scan your Fed Med card into the PDF, JPEG, GIF, or PNG file format, you can submit your card by mail, fax, or email. All commercial drivers who self-certify under the Tier 2 or Tier 4 categories need only to self-certify using the secure online CDL Self-Certification Application Portal and do not need to submit their Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate).

      Make sure you have the following ready before you self-certify using the secure online CDL Self-Certification Application Portal:

  1.       Your Wisconsin commercial driver’s license number.
  2.       The last four digits of your Social Security number
  3.       The eleven digit Product Number located on the back of your CDL.
  4.       A well lit and legible scanned image or digital photo of your Fed Med card (you may use a smartphone with a camera and internet connection).

      You can also use the CDL Self-Certification Application Portal to view your self-certification status at any time.

      If you have any questions regarding self-certification, you can watch the Fed Med Upload and Self-Certification Video, or you can speak to a customer service representative at the Wisconsin CDL Help Desk by calling (608) 264-7049. Please have your commercial driver’s license number readily available when you callYou can also email the CDL Help Desk at dre.dmv@dot.wi.gov. Please address your emails to either Alison Lebwohl or Jeremy Krueger.

      For more information about the Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate), please continue reading below.

Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver’s License

      All CDL applicants must have the Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate) and the Medical Examination Report completed by one of the following:

  •       Licensed U.S. doctor of medicine (M.D.)
  •       Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O)
  •       Licensed physician assistant (P.A.)
  •       Advanced practice registered nurse
  •       Chiropractor

      The Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate) must be dated within the previous two years if you are renewing your commercial driver’s license. If you are a first time CDL applicant submitting your Fed Med card, then the card must not expire within 60 days from the date of submission. The WisDOT Division of Motor Vehicles will only accept your Fed Med card if both your Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate) and your Medical Examination Report have been completed by a qualified physician who has been certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. You can search for a FMCSA certified physician by using the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

      The FMSCA requires you to have at least 20/40 vision in each eye and a field of vision of at least 140 degrees (70 degrees in each eye) in order to be certified to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Under certain conditions, you may be able to be waived from these and other medical requirements.     

      Remember to self-certify online using the secure CDL Self-Certification Application Portal. You only need to mail, fax, or email your medical documents if you cannot convert them into the PDF, JPEG, GIF, or PNG file format. Otherwise, submit your medical documents in the PDF, JPEG, GIF, or PNG file format (files cannot exceed 5 MB in size) using the secure online CDL Self-Certification Application Portal.

      Once you have completed and signed the Fed Med card (Medical Examiner’s Certificate) you can submit your card by doing any of the following:

  •       Fax your completed and signed documents to (608) 261-8201.
  •       Email your completed and signed documents as an email attachment to dre.dmv@dot.wi.gov (must be in PDF, JPEG, GIF, or PNG file format and cannot exceed 5 MB).
  •       Submit your completed and signed documents using the CDL Self-Certification Application Portal (must be in PDF, JPEG, GIF, or PNG file format and cannot exceed 5 MB).
  •       Mail your completed and signed documents to:

                              Wisconsin DMV
                              P.O. Box 7995
                              Madison, WI 53707-7995                            

      Please include your name, address, and contact number on all mailings, faxes, and emails. If you scan and electronically submit your documents, the medical examiner’s signature must be visible. Make sure your information is legible and be sure to double check and, if needed, correct any errors before submitting your documents. All CDL applicants are advised to keep copies of these documents for their own records. Failure to comply with state and federal self-certification regulations will result in a suspension, downgrade, or cancellation of your commercial driving privileges.

         If you have any questions regarding self-certification, you can watch the Fed Med Upload and Self-Certification Video, or you can speak to a customer service representative at the Wisconsin CDL Help Desk by calling (608) 264-7049. Please have your commercial driver’s license number readily available when you callYou can also email the CDL Help Desk at dre.dmv@dot.wi.gov. Please address your emails to either Alison Lebwohl or Jeremy Krueger.

Hazmat Endorsement

      Any person that is applying for a Hazardous Materials CDL endorsement is required to undergo a federal background check and federal fingerprint check according to guidelines set by the Transportation Security Administration. All applicants must also provide the required documents to verify their identification and legal U.S. status. For more information, check out the Transportation Security Administration’s F.A.Q. page. You can apply for the security threat assessment on the TSA Hazardous Material Endorsement Enrollment Website. You must begin applying at least 30 days before the expiration of your CDL. You can start the application process on the HTAP Online Application Website. To apply by phone call (855) 347-8371. Use the TSA Enrollment Center Locator to find the nearest TSA approved fingerprint office.

Military Drivers

      In the state of Wisconsin, if you are currently serving in the military or have been honorably discharged within the last 90 days, and you have driven military vehicles that would require a CDL to operate as a civilian with a 2 year safe driving record, then you may qualify for the waiver of the CDL Skills Test and may be exempt from taking the commercial driver skills test. You will still be required to take the written tests. Certain restrictions apply. Download, print, and complete the Application for Military Skills Test Waiver to start the process. 

      If you have any questions about the Application for Military Skills Test Waiver, you can speak to a customer service representative at the WisDOT Division of Motor Vehicles Phone Center by calling (608) 264-7447 during normal business hours. You can also email the WisDOT DMV at opa.exec@dot.wi.gov. The WisDOT Division of Motor Vehicles is closed during all state holidays.

Wisconsin CDL Endorsements

      H      Placarded Hazmat      Required to transport hazardous materials under DOT regulations. 

      N      Tank Vehicles      Required to transport liquids in bulk containers of 1,000 gallons or more.

      X      Tanker/Hazardous Materials Combination   Required to transport hazardous materials in tank vehicles   

      T      Double/Triple Trailers      Indicates CDL holder is certified to operate multiple trailer haulers. 

      P     Passengers      Indicates the CDL holder is certified to operate passenger vehicles.

      S     School Bus      Indicates the CDL holder is authorized to operate a school bus. 

Methods of Payment

      The WisDOT DMV Service Centers accept the following methods of payment:

  •       Cash
  •       Checks
  •       Debit Cards
  •       Credit Cards (American Express, Discover, and MasterCard)

      All fees are non-refundable and are subject to change without notice. 

Important Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License Resources 

Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s Manual
Manual del Conductor Comercial Wisconsin
Wisconsin CDL Practice Tests
CDL Vehicle Inspection Memory Aid
Wisconsin Driver License (DL) Application
Wisconsin CDL Third Party Testing Agents by County
Driver License Hazardous Materials Endorsement Application
Wisconsin General CDL Disqualifications Chart
Wisconsin Farm Service Commercial Driver License Fact Sheet
Application for Military Skills Test Waiver
Physical Examination Report for S or P Endorsement
CDL Self-Certification and Medical Requirements FAQs
Diabetes and Vision Waivers Brochure
Fed Med Upload and Self-Certification Video
CDL Self-Certification Application Portal
Medical Examination Report Form 649-F
Medical Examiner’s Certificate
National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

 

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Map of Wisconsin DMV Customer Service Centers

TitleAddress
Abbotsford CSC (Clark County)** City Hall, 203 N. 1st Street, Abbotsford, WI 54405
2. Adams-Friendship CSC (Adams County)** 478 N. Oak Street, Adams, WI 53910
3. Algoma CSC (Kewaunee County) 514 4th Street, Algoma, WI 54201
4. Alma CSC (Buffalo County) 407 S. 2nd Street, Alma, WI 54610
5. Amery CSC (Polk County) 950 Elden Avenue, Amery, WI 54001
6. Antigo CSC (Langlade County) 2124 Clermont Street, Antigo, WI 54409
7. Appleton CSC (Outagamie County) 711 W. Association Drive, Appleton, WI 54914
8. Ashland CSC (Ashland County) 2501 Golf Course Road, Ashland, WI 54806
9. Baraboo CSC (Sauk County) 1000 Log Lodge Court, Baraboo, WI 53913
10. Beaver Dam CSC (Dodge County) N7146 E. Plaza Drive, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
11. Beloit CSC (Rock County) Shopko Plaza 2727 Prairie Avenue, Beloit, WI 53511
12. Berlin CSC (Green Lake County) W832 State Road 91, Berlin, WI 54923
13. Black River Falls CSC (Jackson County) 618 E. Main Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615
14. Chilton CSC (Calumet County) 104 Southside Shopping Center (on Chestnut Street), Chilton, WI 53014
15. Crandon CSC (Forest County) 110 S. Lake Avenue, Crandon, WI 54520
16. Darlington CSC (Lafayette County) 197 Christensen Drive, Darlington, WI 53530
17. Dodgeville CSC (Iowa County) Springate Mall, 316 W. Spring Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533
18. Durand CSC (Pepin County) 116 W. Main Street, Durand, WI 54736
19. Eagle River CSC (Vilas County) 302 W. Pine Street, Eagle River, WI 54521
20. Eau Claire South CSC (Eau Claire County) Eau Claire State Office Bldg, 718 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 5470
21. Elkhorn CSC (Walworth County) 835 S. Lincoln Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121
22. Ellsworth CSC (Pierce County) 179 E. Main Street, Ellsworth, WI 54011
23. Florence CSC (Florence County) Wild Rivers Interpretive Center, 4793 Forestry Drive, Florence, WI 54121
24. Fond du Lac CSC (Fond du Lac County) 833 S. Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 54937
25. Fort Atkinson CSC (Jefferson County)** Municipal Bldg, 101 N. Main Street, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
26. Greendale CSC (Milwaukee County) 5500 W. Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI 53129
27. Green Bay CSC (Brown County) 942 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304
28. Hayward CSC (Sawyer County) 15614 Windrose Lane, Suite 340, Hayward, WI 54843
29. Hudson CSC (St. Croix County) Business Park, 2100 O'Neil Road, Suite 100, Hudson, WI 54016
30. Hurley CSC (Iron County) 1200 10th Avenue, Hurley, WI 54534
31. Iron River CSC (Bayfield County) 7615 Railroad Street, Iron River, WI 54847
32. Janesville CSC (Rock County) 645 S. Wright Road, Janesville, WI 53546
33. Kenosha CSC (Kenosha County) 4911 88th Avenue, Suite A, Kenosha, WI 53144
34. Keshena CSC (Menominee County) W2727 Our Children's Road, Keshena, WI 54135
35. La Crosse CSC (La Crosse County) 9477 Hwy 16 East, Onalaska, WI 54650
36. Ladysmith CSC (Rusk County) North Business Center, N5273 Hwy 27, Suite 1, Ladysmith, WI 54848
37. Luck CSC (Polk County)** Danish Brotherhood Hall, 300 S. 1st Street, Luck, WI 54853
38. Madison East CSC (Dane County) 2001 Bartillon Drive, Madison, WI 53704
39. Madison Odana Renewal Center (Dane County) *No CDL Tests* 6514 Odana Road, Suite 4, Madison, WI 53719
40. Madison West CSC (Dane County) 4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison, WI 53705
41. Manitowoc CSC (Manitowoc County) 3651 Dewey Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220
42. Marshfield CSC (Wood County) 503 S. Cherry Avenue, Marshfield, WI 54449
43. Mauston CSC (Juneau County) 318 E. State Street, Mauston, WI 53948
44. Medford CSC (Taylor County) 624 S. 8th Street, Medford, WI 54451
45. Menomonie CSC (Dunn County) 393 Red Cedar Street, Suite 7, Menomonie, WI 54751
46. Merrill CSC (Lincoln County) 100 S. Mill Street, Suite 103, Merrill, WI 54452
47. Milwaukee-Central CSC (Milwaukee County) 2701 S. Chase Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207
48. Milwaukee-Downtown CSC (Milwaukee County) *No CDL Tests* 819 N. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203
49. Milwaukee-Northeast CSC (Milwaukee County) 6073 N. Teutonia Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53209
50. Milwaukee-Northwest CSC (Milwaukee County) 7301 W. Mill Road, Milwaukee, WI 53218
51. Milwaukee-Southwest CSC (Milwaukee County) 5500 W. Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI 53129
52. South Milwaukee CSC (Milwaukee County) 1835 College Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI 53172
53. Minocqua CSC (Oneida County)** Community Center, 415 Menominee Street, Minocqua, WI 54548
54. Monroe CSC (Green County) 815 1st Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566
55. Neillsville CSC (Clark County) 400 Hewett Street, Neillsville, WI 54456
56. New Richmond CSC (St. Croix County)** Civic Center, 156 E. 1st Street, New Richmond, WI 54017
57. Oconomowoc CSC (Waukesha County)** Public Library, 200 W. South Street, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
58. Oconto CSC (Oconto County) 1008 Pecor Street, Oconto, WI 54153
59. Oshkosh CSC (Winnebago County) 2301 Omro Road, Oshkosh, WI 54904
60. Park Falls CSC (Price County) 330 S. 4th Avenue, Park Falls, WI 54552
61. Peshtigo CSC (Marinette County) 101 N. Ogden Road, Peshtigo, WI 54157
62. Pewaukee CSC (Waukesha County) 2019 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072
63. Phillips CSC (Price County)** Municipal Center, 174 S. Eyder Avenue, Phillips, WI 54555
64. Platteville CSC (Grant County) Industrial Park, Hwy 151, 31 Means Drive, Platteville, WI 53818
65. Portage CSC (Columbia County) 260 Eastridge Drive, Portage, WI 53901
66. Prairie du Chien CSC (Crawford County) 65 Riverside Square, Suite 6, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
67. Racine/Sturtevant CSC (Racine County) 9531 Rayne Road, Sturtevant, WI 53177
68. Reedsburg CSC (Sauk County)** Town Hall, 600 W. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959
69. Rhinelander CSC (Oneida County) State DOT Bldg, 510 Hanson Lake Road, Rhinelander, WI 54501
70. Rice Lake CSC (Barron County) 735 West Avenue, Rice Lake, WI 54868
71. Richland Center CSC (Richland County) 26136 Executive Lane, Suite A, Richland Center, WI 53581
72. Sauk City - DL/ID Renewal Office (Sauk County) *No CDL Tests* Community Center, 730 Monroe Street, Sauk City, WI 53583
73. Saukville CSC (Ozaukee County) 501 N. Dekora Woods Blvd, Saukville, WI 53080
74. Shawano CSC (Shawano County) 1340 E. Green Bay Street, Hwy 29, Shawano, WI 54166
75. Sheboygan CSC (Sheboygan County) 3603 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081
76. Siren CSC (Burnett County) 24248 Hwys 35/70, Unit A, Siren, WI 54872
77. Spooner CSC (Washburn County) W7074 Green Valley Road, Spooner, WI 54801
78. Stanley CSC (Chippewa County)** Fire Hall, 239 E. 1st Avenue, Stanley, WI 54768
79. Stevens Point CSC (Portage County) 1001 Maple Bluff Road, Suite 2, Stevens Point, WI 54481
80. Sturgeon Bay CSC (Door County) Bay Ridge Mall, 1009 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
81. Superior CSC (Douglas County) 1701 N. 4th Street, Superior, WI 54880
82. Tomah CSC (Monroe County) 1021 N. Superior Avenue, Tomah, WI 54660
83. Viroqua CSC (Vernon County) 1316 N. Main Street, Viroqua, WI 54665
84. Watertown CSC (Jefferson County) 810 West Street, Watertown, WI 53094
85. Waupaca CSC (Waupaca County) 801 W. Fulton Street, Waupaca, WI 54981
86. Wausau CSC (Marathon County) 5301 Rib Mountain Road, Wausau, WI 54401
87. Wautoma CSC (Waushara County) 715 W. Main Street, Wautoma, WI 54982
88. West Bend CSC (Washington County) 1516 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095
89. Westfield CSC (Marquette County) 438 Industrial Drive, Westfield, WI 53964
90. Whitehall CSC (Trempealeau County) 19225 Dewey Street, Whitehall, WI 54773
91. Wisconsin Rapids CSC (Wood County) State Office Bldg, 1681 2nd Avenue South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
92. Wittenburg CSC (Shawano County)** Community Center, 208 W. Vinal Street, Wittenberg, WI 54499

 

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Wisconsin CDL Requirements
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