North Carolina CDL Requirements
NC CDL Classes
You must be at least 18 years old to operate a commercial motor vehicle within the state of North Carolina (intrastate) and at least 21 years of age to drive a commercial motor vehicle outside the state of North Carolina (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 North Carolina CDL in order to operate either commercial or non-commercial motor vehicles that fall into the following categories:
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.
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.
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 North Carolina Commercial Learner’s Permit
You must already possess a North Carolina commercial learner’s permit (CLP) before you can take the CDL Skills Test. Before applying for a North Carolina commercial learner’s permit, you must already possess a valid North Carolina Class D driver’s license. You will be issued a North Carolina commercial driver’s license (CDL) when you pass both the written general knowledge test and the CDL Skills Test.
In order to obtain a North Carolina commercial learner’s permit, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old for intrastate driving (within the state of North Carolina only).
- Be at least 21 years of age for interstate driving (outside the state of North Carolina).
- 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 North Carolina Class D driver’s license.
- Provide your current out-of-state driver’s license or I.D. card (if you are not currently licensed in the state of North Carolina).
- Provide your Social Security card.
- Provide the necessary documents of identification (pages 1-7 & 1-8 of the N.C. CDL Manual).
- Prove you are of legal U.S. status by providing the required documents (pages 1-7 & 1-8 of the N.C. CDL Manual).
- Provide proof of your current North Carolina residency that shows your name and address (i.e., a utility bill, vehicle registration, insurance card).
- Provide your current D.O.T. Medical Examiner’s Certificate and completed Medical Examination Report.
- Provide proof of a clean driving record (applicable in some cases).
- Certify that your privilege to drive any motor vehicle is not currently suspended, revoked, or disqualified anywhere.
- Certify that you currently hold no more than one driver’s license.
- 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 and sign the Commercial Driver’s License Application.
- Pass the CDL written knowledge test.
- Pay the $30 application fee.
- Pay the $15 fee to cover the cost of the commercial learner’s permit.
If you have any questions about which documents to bring to your nearest North Carolina DMV Office when you apply for your commercial learner’s permit, you can either call your local North Carolina DMV Office, or you can speak to a customer representative by calling the North Carolina Division of Motor vehicles at (919) 715-7000 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
CDL Written Tests
All commercial driver’s license applicants must pass the general knowledge written test in order to be eligible to receive a CDL. The CDL general knowledge test consists of 50 questions and should take approximately one and a half hours to complete. 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 written 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. All applicants are allowed one written test attempt per day. If an applicant still has not passed the written test after three test attempts, that applicant will be required to pay the $30 application fee to cover the cost of three more attempts, and will be required to pay the same fee for every three written test attempts until the applicant passes.
All test scores are valid for ninety days from the test date on the DMV computer files.
Once you successfully pass the CDL general knowledge written test, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will issue you a commercial learner’s permit so that you can practice operating a commercial motor vehicle. 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 CDL of the same class or greater than the class of vehicle you are operating.
The commercial learner’s permit will be valid for up to 180 consecutive days from the date it is issued. If you do not successfully pass the CDL Skills Test and obtain your commercial driver’s license before your commercial learner’s permit expires, then you will be required to take all the necessary written tests again before a new commercial learner’s permit will be issued to you.
You will have a grace period of thirty days after the expiration date of your commercial learner’s permit to pass the CDL Skills Test before you must retake the written tests. You are only allowed to obtain a total of two commercial learner’s permits in a two-year period.
Over 60% of first time CDL applicants fail the written test! Be sure to download and study the North Carolina Commercial Driver’s Manual as it contains the information you need to pass the CDL tests, including some sample test questions.
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 North Carolina DMV Offices that offer the CDL written tests.
Applying for a North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License
In order to obtain a commercial driver’s license in the state of North Carolina, you must:
- Possess a valid North Carolina commercial learner’s permit (CLP).
- Possess a valid North Carolina Class D 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).
- Provide a test vehicle of the same class as the CDL you are testing for (must display a valid inspection sticker).
- Provide a passenger that is 21 years of age or older with a valid North Carolina CDL to ride with you in your test vehicle to the test location.
- Schedule an appointment for the CDL Skills Test.
- Pass the CDL Skills Test.
- Surrender your out-of-state CDL (if applicable).
- Pay the $120 fee to cover the cost of the 8 year commercial driver’s license (ages 18 – 53).
- Pay the $75 fee to cover the cost of the 5 year commercial driver’s license (age 54 and older).
- Pay the $24 fee for each endorsement you obtain for an 8 year CDL (ages 18 – 53).
- Pay the $15 fee for each endorsement you obtain for a 5 year CDL (age 54 and older).
The CDL Road Test
Once you obtain your commercial learner’s permit, you will be allowed to schedule your CDL Skills Test appointment at a North Carolina DMV Office or a state certified Third Party CDL Tester that administers the Skills Test. 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 and should take approximately two hours to complete.
The North Carolina DMV will not supply a vehicle for you to test in. You must bring your own test vehicle. You will be required to take the test in the same class and type of motor vehicle 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.
- 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.
- 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 may 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 safety specialist. The test route will most likely include the following:
- Observing traffic signs
- Observing traffic signals
- Observing other traffic
- Using vehicle controls
- Maintaining proper lane positions
- Downgrade stopping
- 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:
- Arrive on time.
- Bring your validated commercial learner’s permit.
- Bring your valid D.O.T. medical card.
- 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.
- 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 North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles advises applicants to schedule their Skills Test appointment a few weeks in advance. If you decide to cancel your Skills Test appointment, you must cancel the appointment no less than 24 hours before your scheduled test date and time.
The North Carolina DMV 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 North Carolina DMV Office on the day of your Skills Test to see if your appointment has been cancelled due to bad weather.
Once you pass the CDL Skills Test, you will be issued a temporary driving certificate that will be valid for twenty days, in which time you should receive your photo CDL in the mail.
Be sure to download and study the North Carolina Commercial Driver’s Manual, as it contains pertinent information that will help you pass the CDL Skills Test.
Click here to see the map and clickable list of North Carolina CDL Skills Test locations.
Commercial Driver Self-Certification
In the state of North Carolina, 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.
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 therefor are waived from self-certification, although they may be required to hold a non-commercial Class B or Class C license:
- 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.
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 DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
If you operate a commercial motor vehicle in either intrastate or interstate commerce solely for the following purposes, then you do not need to provide a DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate:
- 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 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 intend to operate a commercial motor vehicle for any other purpose than those listed above, then you operate in either “non-excepted” intrastate commerce, “non-excepted” interstate commerce, or both, and must provide a current DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate along with a completed and signed copy of the Medical Certification for Commercial Driver License Form.
If you have any questions about self-certifying, you can check out the New Medical Certification Requirements General Information Guide or the New Medical Certification Requirements FAQs. For more information about the DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate, please continue reading below.
Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver’s License
- Licensed U.S. doctor of medicine (M.D.)
- Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O)
- Licensed physician assistant (P.A.)
- Advanced practice registered nurse
The Medical Examiner’s Certificate must be dated within the previous two years and attached to the Medical Examination Report if you are renewing your commercial driver’s license. If you are a first time CDL applicant submitting your Medical Examiner’s Certificate, then the certificate cannot be dated past 60 days from the date of submission.
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will only accept your medical forms if they 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.
Once you have completed and signed the Medical Examiner’s Certificate, the Medical Examination Report, the Medical Certification for Commercial Driver License Form, and any applicable medical waivers, you can submit your documents by doing any of the following:
- Fax your completed and signed documents to (919) 861-3915.
- Scan and email your completed and signed documents in PDF form (as an email attachment) to CDLmedical@ncdot.gov.
- Submit your completed and signed documents to any North Carolina DMV Office.
- Mail your completed and signed documents to:
NC Division of Motor Vehicles
CDL Medical Certification Unit
3126 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Remember, your Medical Examiner’s Certificate must have been filled out and signed by a qualified FMCSA physician no more than 60 days from the date you submit your documents. Be sure to double check and, if needed, correct any errors before you submit 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 cancellation of your commercial driving privileges.
If you have any questions regarding self-certification, you can contact the CDL Medical Certification Unit by phone at (919) 861-3599, or you can contact them by email at CDLmedical@ncdot.gov.
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.
In the state of North Carolina, 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 either call your local North Carolina DMV Office, or you can speak to a customer representative by calling the North Carolina Division of Motor vehicles at (919) 715-7000 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
North Carolina 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.
L Air Brakes Restriction
8 No Tractor Trailers for Class A Drivers
4 Intrastate Only
Methods of Payment
All North Carolina DMV Offices accept the following methods of payment:
- Personal Checks
- Money Orders
Credit cards and debit cards are not accepted by the North Carolina DMV.
Important North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License Resources
North Carolina Commercial Driver’s Manual
North Carolina D.O.T. International Registration Plan Manual
North Carolina CDL Practice Tests
Application for Military Skills Test Waiver
New Medical Certification Requirements General Information Guide
New Medical Certification Requirements FAQs
Medical Certification for Commercial Driver License Form
Medical Examination Report Form 649-F
Medical Examiner’s Certificate
National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
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Map 1 of North Carolina CDL Written Test Locations
Title Address 1. Aberdeen DMV 521 S. Sandhills Blvd, Aberdeen NC 28315 2. Ahoskie DMV 242 North Carolina Hwy 42 West, Ahoskie NC 27910 3. Albermarle DMV DMV Bldg, 611 Concord Road, Albemarle NC 28001 4. Asheboro DMV DMV Bldg, 2754 U.S. Hwy 220, Asheboro NC 27203 5. Asheville DMV DMV Bldg, 600 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC 28805 6. Asheville West DMV** DMV Bldg, 1624 Patton Avenue, Asheville NC 28806 7. Bayboro Mobile DMV 13451 NC Hwy 55, Bayboro, NC 28515 8. Belhaven DMV Allen Street & E. Main Street, Belhaven NC 27810 9. Brevard DMV 50 Commerce Street, Brevard NC 28712 10. Bryson City DMV 2650 Governor's Island Road, Bryson City, NC 28713 11. Burgaw DMV 805 S. Walker Street, Burgaw NC 28425 12. Burlington DMV 201A W. Arrowood Road, Burlington, NC 27217 13. Burnsville DMV DMV Bldg, 116 N. Main Street, Burnsville NC 28714 14. Carrboro DMV 104 North Carolina 54, suite 104GG, Carrboro, NC 27510 15. Cary DMV 1387 SE Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511 16. Charlotte DMV 6407 Idlewild Road, Independence Office Park, Bldg 3, Suite 112, Charlotte, NC 28227 17. Charlotte DMV** DMV Bldg, 8446 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte NC 28213 18. Charlotte West DMV** 6016 Brookshire Blvd, Charlotte NC 28216 19. Clayton DMV 208 Butternut Lane, Clayton, NC 27520 20. Clinton DMV DMV Bldg, 305 North Blvd, Clinton, NC 28328 21. Clyde DMV 290 Lee Road, Clyde, NC 28721 22. Columbia Mobile Unit DMV Municipal Library, 403 Main Street, Columbia, NC 27925 23. Columbus Mobile Unit DMV 130 Ward Street, Columbus, NC 28722 24. Concord DMV DMV Bldg, 2192 Kannapolis Hwy, Concord NC 28027 25. Creedmoor Mobile DMV 108 Wilton Avenue, Creedmoor, NC 27522 26. Currituck Mobile DMV 153 Courthouse Road, Currituck, NC 27929 27. Denton Mobile DMV 201 W. Salisbury Street, Denton, NC 27239 28. Dunn DMV DMV Bldg, 110 N. Orange Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334 29. Durham East DMV 101 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703 30. Durham DMV** Homestead Market Shopping Center, 105 West NC 54, Suite 277 Durham, NC 27713 31. Eden DMV 308 E. Stadium Drive, Eden, NC 27288 32. Edenton DMV 705 N. Broad Street, Edenton NC 27932 33. Elizabeth City DMV** DMV Bldg, 1164 U.S. 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 34. Elizabeth DMV 107 N. Gillespie Street, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 35. Elkin DMV** DMV Bldg, 1687 N. Bridge Street, Elkin, NC 28621 36. Fairmont Mobile Unit DMV Fairmont Fire department, 103 Cottage Street Fairmont, NC 28340 37. Farmville DMV Municipal Bldg, N. Horne Street, Farmville NC 27828 38. Fayetteville DMV Eutaw Village Shopping Center, 841 Elm Street, Fayetteville NC 28303 39. Fayetteville DMV** 2439 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28303 40. Forest City DMV DMV Bldg, 596 Withrow Road, Forest City, NC 28043 41. Fort Bragg DMV Building 8T-2105, Knox Street and Randolph Street, Fort Bragg, NC 28307 42. Franklin DMV 185 Industrial Park Road, Franklin, NC 28734 43. Fuquay Varina DMV Old Municipal Bldg, 131 S. Fuquay Avenue, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 44. Garner DMV Forest Hills Shopping Center, 222 Forest Hills Drive, Garner, NC 27529 45. Gatesville Mobile Unit DMV 130 U.S. Hwy 158, Gatesville, NC 27938 46. Goldsboro DMV 701 W. Grantham Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 47. Graham DMV** 111 E. Crescent Square, Graham, NC 27253 48. Greensboro DMV 2527 E. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 49. Greenville DMV** 3400 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 10, Greenville, NC 27834 50. Hamlet DMV DMV Bldg, 200 Richmond Technical Institute Road, Hamlet, NC 28345 51. Hatteras Mobile Unit DMV 1498 NC Hwy 12, Hatteras, NC 27943 52. Havelock DMV Old Library Bldg, 300 Miller Blvd, Havelock, NC 28532 53. Hayesville Mobile Unit DMV 1 Riverside Circle, Hayesville, NC 28904 54. Henderson DMV DMV Bldg, 1080 Eastern Blvd, Henderson, NC 27536 55. Henderson DMV DMV Bldg, 125 Baystone Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28791 56. Hertford Mobile Unit DMV Municipal Bldg, 114 Grub Street, Hertford, NC 27944 57. Hickory DMV** 1158 Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602 58. High Point DMV** 650 Francis Street, High Point, NC 27263 59. Hillsborough DMV DMV Bldg, 1201 Hwy 70 West, Hillsborough, NC 27278 60. Hudson DMV DMV Bldg, 309 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC 28638 61. Jackson Mobile Unit DMV Hwy 305, N. Church Street, Jackson, NC 27845 62. Jacksonville DMV DMV Bldg, 299 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC 28540 63. Jefferson DMV 303 Court Street, Jefferson, NC 28640 64. Kenansville DMV DMV Bldg, 133 Routhlege Street, Kenansville, NC 28349 65. Kernersville DMV 910E S. Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27285 66. Kill Devil Hills Mobile Unit DMV 1632 N. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 67. Kinston DMV DMV Bldg, 2214 W. Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC 28501 68. Kinston DMV DMV Bldg, 2560 W. Franklin Avenue, Kinston, NC 28502 69. Laurinburg DMV 1421 West Blvd, Laurinburg, NC 28352 70. Lexington DMV DMV Bldg, 2314 S. Main Street, Lexington, NC 27292 71. Lillington DMV DMV Bldg, 1005 Edwards Drive, Lillington, NC 27546 72. Louisburg DMV** 86 Tanglewood Drive, Louisburg, NC 27549 73. Lumberton DMV** 4650 Kahn Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358 74. Manteo DMV** Fearing Bldg, 517 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC 27954 75. Marion DMV 3975 NC 226 South, Marion, NC 28752 76. Marshall DMV Jackie Ball Bldg, 164 N. Main Street, Marshall, NC 28753 77. Mayodan DMV 421 S. 2nd Avenue, Mayodan, NC 27027 78. Mocksville DMV 1378 Salisbury Road, Mocksville, NC 27028 79. Monroe DMV** DMV Bldg, 3122 U.S. 74 West, Monroe, NC 28110 80. Mooresville DMV 533 Patterson Avenue, Suite 100, Mooresville, NC 28115 81. Morehead DMV DMV Bldg, 5347 U.S. 70 West, Morehead City, NC 28557 82. Morganton DMV DMV Bldg, 260 Enola Road, Morganton, NC 28655 83. Mount Airy DMV 155 Patrol Station Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030 84. Mount Holly DMV 785 W. Charlotte Avenue, Mount Holly, NC 28120 85. Mount Olive DMV 110 N. Chestnut Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365 86. Murphy DMV 17 Peachtree Street, Murphy, NC 28906 87. New Bern DMV** DMV Bldg, 2106 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28560 88. Newton DMV DMV Bldg, 1033 Smyre Farm Road, Newton, NC 28658 89. Newton Grove Mobile Unit DMV 304 W. Weeksdale Street, Newton Grove, NC 28366 90. Ocracoke Mobile Unit DMV Hwy 12, Ocracoke, NC 27960 91. Oxford DMV DMV Bldg, 100 Providence Road, Oxford, NC 27565 92. Pembroke DMV 100 S. Union Chapel Road, Pembroke, NC 28372 93. Plymouth Mobile Unit DMV Museum Bldg, 302 Waters Street, Plymouth, NC 27962 94. Polkton DMV Route 1, Box 233-C U.S. Hwy 74 West, Polkton, NC 28135 95. Raeford DMV 520 W. Donaldson Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376 96. Raleigh Mobile Unit DMV Crime Victim's Memorial Gardens, 100 Lane Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 97. Raleigh DMV 9701 Capital Blvd, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27614 98. Raleigh State DMV Headquarters 1100 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27697 99. Red Springs Mobile Unit DMV** Red Springs Police Department, 218 S. Main Street, Red Springs, NC 28377 100. Reidsville DMV 1226 N. Scales Street, Reidsville, NC 27320
**DMV location also administers the CDL Skills Test.
Some CDL testing locations require you to set up an appointment. CDL testing hours may vary. Please call the testing location for more information.
Map 2 of North Carolina CDL Written Test Locations
Title Address 1. Roanoke Rapids DMV 26 Three Bridges Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 2. Robbins Mobile Unit DMV Police Station, 100 S. Middleton Street, Robbins, NC 27325 3. Robbinsville Mobile Unit DMV County Social services Lot, 196 Knight Street, Robbinsville, NC 28771 4. Rocky Mount DMV** 2617 N. Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 5. Roxboro DMV 3434 Burlington Road, Roxboro, NC 27573 6. St. Pauls Mobile Unit DMV St. Pauls Police Station, 210 W. Blue Street, Saint Pauls, NC 28384 7. Salisbury DMV DMV Bldg, 5780 S. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 8. Sanford DMV DMV Bldg, 2210 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330 9. Scotland Neck Mobile Unit DMV 1310 Main Street, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 10. Shallotte DMV 5298-3 S. Main Street, Shallotte, NC 28459 11. Shelby DMV 1914 E. Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152 12. Siler City DMV 1103 N. 2nd Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344 13. Smithfield DMV** DMV Bldg, 3783 U.S. 301 South, Smithfield, NC 27577 14. Snow Hill Mobile Unit DMV County Office Complex, 229 Kingbold Blvd, Snow Hill, NC 28580 15. Southport Mobile Unit DMV Franklin Square Art Gallery, 215 N. Atlantic Avenue, Southport, NC 28461 16. Sparta DMV 100 Alleghany Street, Sparta, NC 28675 17. Spruce Pine DMV City Hall, 106 Highland Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 18. Statesville DMV DMV Bldg, 905 Carolina Avenue North, Statesville, NC 28677 19. Sylva DMV 338 Keener Street, Sylva, NC 28779 20. Tabor City Mobile Unit DMV 103 Live Oak Street, Tabor City, NC 28463 21. Tarboro DMV 120 Granville Street, Tarboro, NC 27886 22. Taylorsville DMV 2390 North Carolina Hwy 90 East, Taylorsville, NC 28681 23. Thomasville DMV 1033 Randolph Street, Suite 16, Thomasville, NC 27360 24. Troy DMV 168 Glen Road, Troy, NC 27371 25. Wallace DMV Wallace Town Hall, 301 E. Murray Street, Wallace, NC 28466 26. Walnut Cove DMV 111 W. Sixth Street, Walnut Cove, NC 27052 27. Washington DMV 1821 Carolina Avenue, Washington, NC 27889 28. Wendell DMV 2851 Wendell Blvd, Wendell, NC 27591 29. Whiteville DMV 917 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472 30. Wilkesboro DMV DMV Bldg, 1230 School Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 31. Williamston DMV Martin County Government Center, 305 E. Main Street, Williamston, NC 27892 32. Wilmington DMV DMV Bldg, 1 Station Road, Wilmington, NC 28405 33. Wilmington South DMV** 2390 Carolina Beach Road, Suite B-5, Wilmington, NC 28401 34. Wilson DMV** DMV Bldg, 1822 Goldsboro Street SW, Wilson, NC 27893 35. Windsor Mobile Unit DMV Municipal Bldg, 111 S. York Street, Windsor, NC 27983 36. Winston-Salem North DMV** DMV Bldg, 3637 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston Salem, NC 27105 37. Winston-Salem DMV 2001 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston Salem, NC 27103 38. Yadkinville DMV 225 Ash Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055 39. Yanceyville DMV DMV Bldg, 958 Fire Tower Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379
**DMV location also administers the CDL Skills Test.
Some CDL testing locations require you to set up an appointment. CDL testing hours may vary. Please call the testing location for more information.
Map of North Carolina CDL Skills Test Locations
Title Address 1. Asheville West DMV DMV Bldg, 1624 Patton Avenue, Asheville NC 28806 2. Charlotte DMV DMV Bldg, 8446 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte NC 28213 3. Charlotte West DMV 6016 Brookshire Blvd, Charlotte NC 28216 4. Durham DMV Homestead Market Shopping Center, 105 West NC 54, Suite 277 Durham, NC 27713 5. Elizabeth City DMV Bldg, 1164 U.S. 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 6. Elkin DMV DMV Bldg, 1687 N. Bridge Street, Elkin, NC 28621 7. Fayetteville DMV 2439 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28303 8. Graham DMV 111 E. Crescent Square, Graham, NC 27253 9. Greensboro West DMV 2391 Coliseum Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403 10. Greenville DMV 3400 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 10, Greenville, NC 27834 11. Hickory DMV 1158 Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602 12. High Point DMV 650 Francis Street, High Point, NC 27263 12. Louisburg DMV 86 Tanglewood Drive, Louisburg, NC 27549 13. Lumberton DMV 4650 Kahn Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358 14. Lumberton DMV 2479 E. Fifth Street, Lumberton, NC 28358 15. Manteo DMV Fearing Bldg, 517 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC 27954 16. Monroe DMV DMV Bldg, 3122 U.S. 74 West, Monroe, NC 28110 17. New Bern DMV DMV Bldg, 2106 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28560 18. Raleigh West DMV 3231 Avent Ferry Road, West Raleigh, NC 27606 19. Red Springs DMV 218 S. Main Street, Red Springs, NC 28377 20. Rocky Mount DMV 2617 N. Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 21. Smithfield DMV DMV Bldg, 3783 U.S. 301 South, Smithfield, NC 27577 22. Wilmington South DMV 2390 Carolina Beach Road, Suite B-5, Wilmington, NC 28401 23. Wilson DMV DMV Bldg, 1822 Goldsboro Street SW, Wilson, NC 27893 24. Winston-Salem North DMV DMV Bldg, 3637 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston Salem, NC 27105 25. Charlotte Truck Driver Training** 4830 Hovis Road, Charlotte, NC 28208
**North Carolina state certified Third Party CDL Tester.
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