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Free Virginia CDL General Knowledge Test (VA)

  • Perfect for first-time and renewal CDL/CLP applicants, and those adding endorsements
  • Based on 2024 VA commercial driver's license manual
  • Updated for June 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.

About this test

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The best way to make sure you pass your written Virginia CDL test is by practicing questions exactly like those you’ll find on the exam. The following 50 multiple-choice questions, which each include a hint and explanation, are based on the Virginia Commercial Driver’s Manual, current Virginia state laws, and questions from the Virginia DMV Sample Knowledge Exam for commercial drivers. They cover an assortment of things you need to know to be safer drivers, from railroad crossing laws to correct shifting maneuvers. Practice early and often, good luck, and wherever the road takes you, drive safely!

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Virginia CDL FAQs in 2024

How do you obtain a CDL in Virginia?

To get a CDL in Virginia, start by obtaining a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) after passing the required knowledge tests. You must hold the CLP for at least 30 days before taking the skills test. Complete CDL training (optional but recommended) and pass the skills test. Ensure you meet all age and medical requirements.

How long does CDL training last?

CDL training duration in Virginia varies by program. Full-time courses can last several weeks, while part-time courses may extend over several months, depending on the school and the specific program.

What disqualifies you from getting a CDL?

In Virginia, disqualifications from obtaining a CDL include major traffic violations, such as DUIs or reckless driving, certain criminal convictions, and medical conditions that impair safe driving abilities.

Is CDL school mandatory?

CDL school is not mandatory in Virginia, but it is highly recommended for comprehensive training and preparation for the skills test. Some employers may also require CDL training program completion.

How many times can you fail the CDL permit test?

In Virginia, you can retake the CDL permit test if you fail. However, after failing the test six times, you must complete a training course before trying again.

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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 VA CDL exam

50

questions

40

correct answers to pass

80

passing score

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