Oklahoma CDL Requirements

You must get an Oklahoma commercial driver’s license (CDL) to be able to drive commercial vehicles in Oklahoma. For Federal CDL Requirements applicable to every state, click here.


Oklahoma adopted the Federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, and is part of a nationally uniform system of classifying, testing, and licensing commercial vehicle drivers.

When is an Oklahoma CDL Required

You need an Oklahoma CDL when you operate the following vehicles:

CLASS A – Applies only to “combination” vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) more than 26,000 pounds, and the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is more than 10,000 pounds. A driver with a Class A CDL (plus any appropriate endorsements) can also operate all vehicles included in Class B, C, and D (below)

CLASS B – Includes single or combination vehicles where the GVWR of the single vehicle is more than 26,000 pounds. The vehicle being pulled must not be more than 10,000 pounds. A driver with an Oklahoma Class B CDL (plus appropriate endorsements) can also legally operate all vehicles in Class C or D.

CLASS C – Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that meets neither the definition of Group A nor that of Group B as contained in this section, but that either is designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver, or is used in the transportation of materials found to be hazardous for the purposes of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act and which require the motor vehicle to be placarded under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR part 172, subpart F).

CLASS D – Private passenger, regular operator.

Oklahoma CDL Age Requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age to drive within state lines (intrastate).

You must be at least 21 years old to:

  • drive commercial vehicles across state lines (interstate)
  • haul hazardous materials

How to Apply for an Oklahoma CDL

Documentation Requirements


You will need to provide proper identification when you apply for your CDL. Some acceptable forms are:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card (or proof of the number)
  • U.S. Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • An Oklahoma driver license
  • Other state’s driver license (if transferring from another state)
  • Military ID card

More information here.

How much does the Oklahoma CDL cost?

Commercial Driver License Fees

APPLICATION FEES

  • Class A $25
  • Class B $15
  • Class C $15

LICENSE FEES

  • Class A $51.50
  • Class B $51.50
  • Class C $41.50
  • REPLACEMENT FEE $20
  • Sources:
    Official Oklahoma CDL Manual
    Oklahoma DMV/DPS
    FMSCA Guidelines