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Free Alabama CDL General Knowledge Test (AL)

  • Perfect for first-time and renewal CDL/CLP applicants, and those adding endorsements
  • Based on 2024 AL commercial driver's license manual
  • Updated for May 2024
Verified by Steven Litvintchouk, M.S., Chief Educational Researcher, Member of ACES. See our detailed commitment to accuracy and quality in our practice tests.
AL commercial driver's license
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213 votes

About this test

Available in EN and ES

In the opening pages of the Alabama Commercial Driver Manual, the Chief Examiner from the Alabama Department of Public Safety encourages you to “study diligently” to pass your written exam and become a safe driver. These 50 multiple-choice questions will help you do just that, as they help you review necessary topics, including everything from emergency preparedness to right-of-way rules. Each question also has a hint and explanation, so you’ll be able to answer correctly even if you see the material on the real exam worded slightly differently. Practice often, and read the explanations closely until you feel confident with CDL exam concepts. Good luck at your exam and drive safely on the Alabama roadways, and across the country!

Enhance your preparation with our comprehensive General Knowledge test collection, tailored to cover all key topics of the CDL exam. For a complete understanding of the expenses involved, check out our guide on CDL license cost, and for a step-by-step guide to getting your CDL, visit our CDL license guide.

What to expect on the actual AL CDL exam

50

questions

40

correct answers to pass

80

passing score

Alabama CDL License FAQs in 2024

How do you obtain a CDL in Alabama?

To obtain a CDL in Alabama, you must first get a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) by passing the required knowledge tests. Hold the CLP for at least 14 days before taking the CDL skills test. Complete any required training and pass the skills test. Ensure you meet all age, medical, and legal requirements.

What is the cost of a CDL license?

The cost for a CDL in Alabama includes a $25 application fee for the CLP and a $20-$40 fee for the CDL license, depending on the class and endorsements. Additional fees may apply for skills testing and medical examination.

What are the CDL requirements in Alabama?

CDL requirements in Alabama include being at least 18 years old (21 for interstate driving), holding a valid Alabama driver’s license, passing a medical examination, and successfully completing the knowledge and skills tests. Specific endorsements may require additional tests.

How long does it take to get a CDL?

The time to get a CDL in Alabama varies depending on individual readiness and training program length. After obtaining a CLP, you must wait at least 14 days before taking the skills test. Training programs can last from a few weeks to several months.

What disqualifies you from getting a CDL?

In Alabama, disqualifications from obtaining a CDL include major traffic violations like DUIs or reckless driving, certain criminal convictions, and medical conditions that impair safe driving abilities. Accumulating too many points on your driving record can also lead to disqualification.

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