South Dakota CDL Requirements

CDL Classes in South Dakota

      You must be at least 16 years old to operate a commercial motor vehicle within the state of South Dakota (intrastate) and at least 21 years of age to operate a commercial motor vehicle outside the state of South Dakota (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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota Commercial Learner’s Permit

      You must already possess a South Dakota commercial learner’s permit (CLP) before you can take the CDL Skills Test. Before applying for a South Dakota commercial learner’s permit, you must already possess a valid South Dakota Class 1 or Class 2 operator’s license. You will be issued a South Dakota commercial driver’s license (CDL) when you pass both the written general knowledge test and the CDL Skills Test. 

      In order to obtain a South Dakota commercial learner’s permit, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old for intrastate driving (within the state of South Dakota only).
  • Be at least 21 years of age for interstate driving (outside the state of South Dakota).
  • 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 South Dakota Class 1 or Class 2 operator’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 South Dakota).
  • Provide original documented proof of your identification and date of birth. (i.e., a certified birth certificate, valid U.S. passport, ID card, etc.)
  • Provide original documented proof of your Social Security number.
  • Provide original documented proof of U.S. legal presence.
  • Provide proof of your current South Dakota residency that shows your name and address (i.e., a utility bill, vehicle registration, insurance card).
  • Provide your current Medical Examiner’s Certificate and completed Medical Examination Report (or any applicable medical waivers).  
  • 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 excepted 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 South Dakota Driver License/I.D. Card Application.
  • Pass the CDL written knowledge test.
  • Pay any applicable fees.

      If you have any questions about which documents to bring to your nearest South Dakota Driver License Office when you apply for your commercial learner’s permit, you can either call your local Driver License Office, or you can speak to a customer service representative at the South Dakota Driver Licensing Agency Call Center by calling toll-free 1-800-952-3696. You can also contact the DMV Call Center by email at DPSLicensingInfo@state.sd.us. The South Dakota Driver Licensing Agency Call Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety Driver Licensing Agency is closed on all statewide holidays.

The CDL Knowledge Tests

      All CDL written knowledge tests are administered at all full service Driver License Offices. 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. 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.

      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. All applicants should arrive at the Driver License Office at least one hour prior to closing when taking the written tests.

      All Driver License Offices are short staffed during lunch hours, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Driver License Offices are busiest during the summer months, before and after a holiday weekend, and on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  The least busiest times are mid-month, mid-week, and mid-morning. All applicants should keep this in mind when planning their test time.

      The following Driver License Offices require you to schedule an appointment to take the CDL written knowledge tests:

  • Aberdeen
  • Rapid City
  • Sioux Falls
  • Watertown

      You may schedule an appointment at any of the preceding Driver License Offices using the Online Appointment Scheduler or by calling toll-free 1-800-952-3696 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, CST. All other South Dakota Driver License Offices allow you to take the CDL written knowledge tests on a first-come, first-serve basis.

      Once you successfully pass the CDL general knowledge written test, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety Driver Licensing Agency will issue you a commercial learner’s permit so that you can practice operating a commercial motor vehicle. The commercial learner’s permit will be valid for 180 days from the date of issuance. If you are unable to pass the CDL Skills Test within the 180 days, you will be allowed to renew the permit for another 180 days. You can only renew the commercial learner’s permit once in a two year period.

      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 South Dakota CDL of the same class or greater than the class of vehicle you are operating. You may not operate any vehicle that is transporting materials deemed hazardous. 

      Over 60% of first time CDL applicants fail the written test! Be sure to download and study the South Dakota Commercial Driver License 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 South Dakota Driver License Office locations where you can take the CDL written knowledge tests.

Applying for a South Dakota Commercial Driver’s License

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

  • Possess a valid South Dakota commercial learner’s permit.
  • Already have held either a valid South Dakota Class 1 or Class 2 operator’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).
  • Self-certify that you intend to drive a CMV in either intrastate commerce or excepted interstate commerce.
  • Certify that your privilege to drive any motor vehicle is not currently suspended, revoked, canceled, 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 South Dakota 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.
  • Pay the $90 (plus tax) CDL Skills Test fee.
  • Pay the $25 commercial driver’s license fee (new or renewal).
  • Pay the $10 fee for each CDL endorsement test.
  • Have your photo taken for the commercial driver’s license.

The CDL Skills Test

      Once you obtain your commercial learner’s permit, you will be allowed to schedule an appointment to take the CDL Skills Test at any state certified CDL Third Party Testing Facility. The CDL Skills Test is given by appointment only. Walk-ins are not permitted. To schedule a test appointment, call your nearest CDL Third Party Tester. Please note, the South Dakota Driver License Offices do not offer the CDL Skills Test. You must use a state certified CDL Third Party Tester.

      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 be required to retake the entire test again.

  • 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 South Dakota Department of Public Safety Driver Licensing Agency 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 less than 48 hours before your scheduled test date and time. 

      Be sure to download and study the South Dakota Commercial Driver License Manual, as it contains pertinent information that will help you pass the CDL Skills Test. 

      Click here to see the list of state certified CDL Third Party Testers that offer the CDL Skills Test.

Commercial Driver Self-Certification

      In the state of South Dakota, 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 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.

      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 Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

      If you operate a commercial motor vehicle in either intrastate or interstate commerce solely for the following purposes, then you are under “excepted” status, and therefore do not need to provide a 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 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 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. “Non excepted” interstate drivers and “non-excepted” intrastate drivers are required to submit a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate along with a completed and signed copy of the Commercial Driver License Medical Self-Certification Statement. The Medical Examiner’s Certificate cannot expire within 30 days from the date of submission. All other commercial drivers who do not fall into this category must complete, sign, and submit the Commercial Driver License Medical Self-Certification Statement only. 

      If you have any questions regarding self-certification, you check out the Medical Certification Affidavit Description of Categories, or you can speak to a customer service representative at the South Dakota Driver Licensing Agency Call Center by calling toll-free 1-800-952-3696. You can also contact the DMV Call Center by email at DPSLicensingInfo@state.sd.us. 

      The South Dakota Driver Licensing Agency Call Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety Driver Licensing Agency is closed on all statewide holidays.

      For more information about the Medical Examiner’s Certificate, please continue reading below.

Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver’s License

      All CDL applicants must have the 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 Medical Examiner’s Certificate must be attached to the Medical Examination Report and 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 Medical Examiner’s Certificate, then the certificate must not expire within 60 days from the date of submission.

      The South Dakota Department 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 Commercial Driver License Medical Self-Certification Statement, and any applicable medical waivers, you can submit your documents by doing any of the following:

  • Fax your completed and signed documents to (605) 773-3018.
  • Scan and email your completed and signed documents in PDF format (as an email attachment) to DPSCDLMedCert@state.sd.us.       
  • Mail your completed and signed documents to:

                              Driver Licensing 
                              118 West Capitol Avenue 
                              Pierre, SD 57501                                                    

      Please include your name, address, and contact number on all mailings, faxes, and emails. 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 cancellation of your commercial driving privileges.

      If you have any questions regarding self-certification, you can check out the Medical Certification Affidavit Description of Categories, or you can speak to a customer service representative at the South Dakota Driver Licensing Agency Call Center by calling toll-free 1-800-952-3696. You can also contact the DMV Call Center by email at DPSLicensingInfo@state.sd.us. 

      The South Dakota Driver Licensing Agency Call Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety Driver Licensing Agency is closed on all statewide holidays.

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 South Dakota, 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 Driver License Office, or you can speak to a customer service representative at the South Dakota Driver Licensing Agency Call Center by calling toll-free 1-800-952-3696. You can also contact the DMV Call Center by email at DPSLicensingInfo@state.sd.us. 

      The South Dakota Driver Licensing Agency Call Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety Driver Licensing Agency is closed on all statewide holidays.

South Dakota 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. 

South Dakota CDL Restrictions

      B      Air Brakes Restriction

      J      Except Class A Passenger or School Bus Vehicle

      K      Except Class B Passenger or School Bus Vehicle

     W      Restricted CDL Only     

Methods of Payment

      All South Dakota Driver License Offices accept the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Money Orders

      At this time, the South Dakota Driver License Offices do not accept credit or debit cards. All fees are non-refundable and are subject to change without notice.

Important South Dakota Commercial Driver’s License Resources 

South Dakota Commercial Driver License Manual
South Dakota CDL Practice Tests
South Dakota Trucking Information
South Dakota Driver License/I.D. Card Application
Driver License Fees
Application for Military Skills Test Waiver
Medical Certification Affidavit Description of Categories
Commercial Driver License Medical Self-Certification Statement
Medical Examination Report Form 649-F
Medical Examiner’s Certificate
National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

 

      Check out our list of truck driving schools in South Dakota that will provide you with the necessary skills to obtain your commercial driver’s license and start your career in the exciting field of commercial truck driving! You may also want to check out our nationwide list of truck driving schools.  

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Map of South Dakota Driver License Offices

TitleAddress
1. Aberdeen DLO 2729 West Hwy 12, Aberdeen, SD 57401
2. Armour DLO Court House, 706 Braddock Street, Armour, SD 57313
3. Belle Fourche DLO City Hall, 511 6th Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD 57717
4. Bison DLO** Court House, 100 E. Main Street, Bison, SD 57620
5. Brookings DLO 910 4th Street, Brookings, SD 57006
6. Buffalo DLO** Court House, 410 Ramsland Street, Buffalo, SD 57720
7. Burke DLO** Court House, 221 E. 8th Street, Burke, SD 57523
8. Chamberlain DLO Court House, 300 S. Courtland Street, Chamberlain, SD 57325
9. Custer DLO Custer County Court House Annex Bldg, 447 Crook Street, Custer, SD 57730
10. Dupree DLO** Courthouse, 601 Main Street, Dupree, SD 57623
11. Elk Point DLO Court House, Basement, 209 E. Main Street, Elk Point, SD 57025
12. Eureka DLO** City Hall, 613 7th Street, Eureka, SD 57437
13. Faith DLO** City Hall, 206 Main Street, Faith, SD 57626
14. Faulkton DLO** Court House, 110 9th Avenue South, Faulkton, SD 57438
15. Gettysburg DLO** Court House, 201 S. Exene Street, Gettysburg, SD 57442
16. Hayti DLO** Court House, 300 4th Street, Hayti, SD 57241
17. Highmore DLO** Court House, 412 Commercial Street, Highmore, SD 57345
18. Hot Springs DLO Senior Center, 206 S. Chicago Street, Hot Springs, SD 57747
19. Huron DLO The Center Plaza, 289 Dakota Avenue South, Suite 5, Huron, SD 57350
20. Ipswich DLO** Court House, 210 2nd Avenue, Ipswich, SD 57451
21. Kadoka DLO** Court House, 1 Main Street, Kadoka, SD 57543
22. Kennebec DLO** Court House, 300 Main Street, Kennebec, SD 57544
23. Lemmon DLO** City Hall, 303 1st Avenue West, Lemmon, SD 57638
24. Leola DLO** Court House, 706 Main Street, Leola, SD 57456
25. Madison DLO Public Safety Bldg, 209 1st Street NE, Madison, SD 57042
26. Martin DLO Court House, 202 Main Street, Martin, SD 57551
27. McIntosh DLO** Court House, 108 1st Street East, McIntosh SD, 57641
28. Milbank DLO City Hall/Visitor Center, 1001 E. 4th Avenue, Milbank, SD 57252
29. Miller DLO** Court House, 415 West 1st Avenue, Miller, SD 57362
30. Mission DLO Sinte Gleska University, Multipurpose Bldg, Room 114, 101 Antelope Lake Circle, Mission, SD 57555
31. Mitchell DLO 1315 N. Main Street, Suite 100, Mitchell, SD 57301
32. Mobridge DLO National Guard Armory, 1213 Lakefront Drive, Mobridge, SD 57601
33. Mound City DLO** Court House, 111 2nd Street NE, Mound City, SD 57646
34. Murdo DLO** Court House, 310 Main Street, Murdo, SD 57559
35. North Sioux City DLO Community Center, 205 Sodrac Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049
36. Onida DLO** Court House, 700 Ash Avenue, Onida, SD 57564
37. Parker DLO Court House, 400 S. Main Street, Parker, SD 57053
38. Pierre DLO 314 S. Central Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501
39. Pine Ridge DLO Department of Social Services Bldg, South Entrance, East Hwy 18, Airport Access Road, Pine Ridge, SD 57770
40. Plankinton DLO** Court House, 401 N. Main Street, Plankinton, SD 57368
41. Rapid City DLO 1301 E. Catron Blvd, Room 105, Rapid City, SD 57701
42. Redfield DLO Department Of Transportation, North Highway 281, Redfield, SD 57469
43. Sioux Falls DLO 2501 W. Russell Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
44. Sisseton DLO 406 2nd Avenue West, Sisseton, SD 57262
45. Spearfish DLO Fire Hall, 622 North Canyon, Spearfish, SD 57783
46. Sturgis DLO Community Center, 1401 Lazelle Street, Sturgis, SD 57785
47. Timber Lake DLO** Court House, 710 C Street, Timber Lake, SD 57656
48. Vermillion DLO Hallmark Square, 11 E. Cherry Street, Vermillion, SD 57069
49. Wagner DLO City Hall, 60 Main Avenue SE, Wagner, SD 57380
50. Watertown DLO 2001 9th Avenue SW, Suite 100, Watertown, SD 57201
51. Webster DLO Court House, Basement, 711 W. 1st Street, Suite 107, Webster, SD 57274
52. Wessington Springs DLO** Court House, 205 Wallace Avenue South, Wessington Springs, SD 57382
53. White River DLO** Court House, 321 E. 4th Street, White River, SD 57579
54. Winner DLO Court House, 200 E. 3rd Street, Winner, SD 57580
55. Woonsocket DLO** Court House, 604 W. 6th Street, Woonsocket, SD 57385
56. Yankton DLO Human Services Center, Kanner Bldg, 3113 Spruce Street, Suite 109, Yankton, SD 57078

 

**No first time CDL testing or conversions at this location. Non-citizen applicants with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration documents cannot be served at this location.

 

List of South Dakota CDL Third Party Testers

1. Aberdeen
Tester No: 073
Company: Central States
Contact: Sid Gonsor 
Phone: 605-229-0304
Cell: 605-216-3774 
Tests: Class A, B, C, P, S
Notes: Also serving the Pierre and Mobridge area.

2. Brookings
Tester No: 033
Company: Tiede Safety Service
Contact: Roger Tiede
Phone: 605-941-9403
Tests: Class A, B, C
Notes: Testing is conducted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.

3. Dell Rapids
Tester No: 101
Company: Dells Materials Co.
Contact: Robin Karst 
Phone: 605-428-5425
Tests: Class A, B
Notes: Call phone number Monday through Friday.

4. Huron
Tester No: 029
Affiliation: Huron School District
Contact: Jeff Dahr
Phone: 605-353-6989
Tests: Class B, C, P, S

5. Huron
Tester No: 019
Company: Truck and Trailer Specialist, LLC 
Address: 457 Custer Avenue NE 
Huron, SD 57350 
Contact: Joe Snyder 
Phone: 605-352-6461 
Tests: Class A, B, C

6. Kimball
Tester No: 021
Affiliation: Aurora County
Contact: Dale Steffen 
Phone: 605-942-7754
Phone: 605-249-2657 
Cell Phone: 605-680-0011
Tests: Class A, B, C, P, S
Notes: Also serving the Plankinton and Mitchell area.

7. Mitchell
Tester No: 075
Company: Cranny Sale Service
Contact: Patrick A Cranny 
Phone: 605-942-7421
Cell Phone: 605-770-7940 
Tests: Class A, B
Notes: Also serving the Plankinton area.

8. Rapid City
Tester No: 054
Company: Western Dakota Tech
Contact: Robert Doyle 
Phone: 605-716-0541
Tests: Class A, B, C, P, S

9. Rapid City
Tester No: 022
Company: Western Dakota Tech
Contact: Roger Stevens
Phone: 605-722-5593 
Cell Phone: 605-641-6155 
Tests: Class A, B, C, P, S
Notes: Also serving the Spearfish and Sturgis area.

10. Rapid City
Tester No: 020
Company: Western Dakota Tech
Contact: Robert Holloway
Phone: 605-716-9950
Tests: Class A, B, C, P, S

11. Scotland
Tester No: 036
Company: B-J School Busses
Contact: Rick Meyer
Phone: 605-583-4596
Tests: Class B, C, P, S

12. Sioux Falls
Tester No: 030
Company: Hubert Excavating
Contact: Donald Hubert
Phone: 605-987-2237 
Cell Phone: 605-321-1871 
Tests: Class A, B, C, P, S

13. Sioux Falls
Tester No: 004
Company: School Bus, Inc.
Contact: Jim Shafer 
Phone: 605-334-6644
Tests: Class B, C, P, S

14. Sioux Falls
Tester No: 014
Company: Heibult Transportation Services
Contact: Glen Heibult
Phone: 605 361-2123
Cell Phone: 605-321-5161
Tests: Class A, B, C

15. Tyndall
Tester No: 010
Company: Williams Sanitation
Contact: Russell Williams 
Phone: 605-589-3072 
Cell Phone: 605-661-5623
Tests: Class A, B, C, P, S
Notes: Also serving the Yankton area.

16. Watertown
Tester No: 031
Company: Lake Area Vo-Tech
Contact: Jerry Cudmore
Phone: 605-793-2411
Cell Phone: 605-695-2902 
Tests: Class A, B

17. Watertown
Tester No: 034
Company: Lake Area Vo-Tech
Contact: Tim Chandler
Cell Phone: 605-881-6448
Tests: Class A, B, C, P, S
Notes: If no answer, call Jerry Cudmore at 605-695-2902.

18. Yankton
Tester No: 032
Company: Hubert Excavating
Contact: Tom McCarty 
Phone: 605-661-1410 
Phone: 605-668-0938 
Tests: Class A, B
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