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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 16COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE
SUBCHAPTER BAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATIONS
RULE §16.44Written Tests Required

(a) An original applicant for a Texas commercial driver's license (CDL) must take the signs, rules, and the appropriate Class A or Class B tests as well as any required and necessary CDL tests. A holder of a valid CDL from another state need not take the CDL tests if the out-of-state license indicates those tests were administered in that other state.

(b) Current Texas license holders will be required to take only required and necessary CDL tests, unless advancing in grade, in which case the appropriate Class A or Class B tests will be required.

(c) All CDL applicants must take and pass the CDL general knowledge exam, except those persons who currently hold a CDL from another state.

(d) Class A CDL applicants must take and pass the combination vehicle test even though there will be no endorsement for combination vehicles. Those persons currently holding a CDL issued by another state will not be required to take this test unless they wish to advance in grade.

(e) For applicants who already hold a CDL issued by another state and for all applicants for renewals of commercial driver's licenses, the hazardous materials knowledge examination will be required to maintain this endorsement.

(f) Persons who do not take and pass the air brake exam will be restricted to driving vehicles without air brakes. Applicants holding an out-of-state CDL will be exempt from this test unless that license indicates they are restricted to driving vehicles not equipped with air brakes.


Source Note: The provisions of this §16.44 adopted to be effective October 30, 2000, 25 TexReg 10748; amended to be effective March 28, 2001, 26 TexReg 2406

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