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MI CDL General Knowledge Exam Simulator 2023

What to expect on the actual MI CDL exam

  • 50questions
  • 40correct answers to pass
  • 80%passing score

The first thing you need to know is that in order to get your Michigan Commercial Driver’s License you are going to need to study up. Once you’re at the DOS you’ll have to take a General Knowledge exam and it can be a little tricky. It’s a 50 question multiple-choice exam, but answers are far from obvious and without the official Michigan Commercial Driver’s Manual, you won’t get very far. Get just 10 wrong and you fail and will have to come back to the DOS another day. To avoid that fate you’ll want to take as many practice tests as you can until you are comfortable with the material. We provide CDL General Knowledge practice tests that have questions that are very similar or even identical to the real thing, with hints and tracking to help you pass the first time. But before you take the test you will have to provide some paperwork. The DOS will expect you to have a valid current driver’s license and proof of citizenship or permanent legal residency. For this, a birth certificate, social security card or green card will do. In addition, you have to prove that you are physically capable of driving a commercial vehicle. The DOS requires you have a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (also known as a DOT card) to certify that you are physically qualified for the job. The certificate generally lasts two years and can only be obtained from a licensed medical examiner listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry. Once you have that and feel you are ready to face the test you can head to the DOS with confidence. What are you waiting for? Take the first step and start studying our General Knowledge practice exam today!

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MI commercial driver's license

Perfect for

  • First-time MI CDL and CLP applicants
  • CDL holders adding endorsements
  • MI CDL renewal applicants

Helpful resources

MI CDL Handbook

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MI CDL Practice Test App

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10 Things You Should Do Before Your Driving Knowledge Exam (PDF)

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