May the CDL knowledge test be administered by a third party?
NOTE: This guidance was rescinded on June 22, 2022. Please see revised guidance FMCSA-CDL-383.75-Q01(2022-02-03).
§383.75 – Third-Party Testers
Question 1: May the CDL knowledge test be administered by a third party?
Guidance: No. The third-party testing provision found in § 383.75 applies only to the skills portion of the testing procedure. However, if an employee of the State who is authorized to supervise knowledge testing is present during the testing, then FMCSA regards it as being administered by the State and not by a third party.