The skills test is the only part of the CDL process that a third-party tester can be a part of. In other words the third-party tester cannot train and then test the same applicant.

The skills test is outlined in the final three sections of the Oregon CDL manual. All of the information in the skills test can be found in the manual or using other on-line resources.

The successful applicant will not only study the Oregon CDL manual in preparation for the test but also get many hours of practice with the style of equipment they will test with.

Transport Wisdom Pricing Info

Our CDL Skills test fee is $165 (credit/debit) or $160 with a $5 cash/check discount for our Portland area test sites, and $185 (credit/debit) with the same $5 cash/check discount will be applied for our coastal sites (Coos Bay and Tillamook) or $180. This fee covers the entire 2.5 to 3 hour test (vehicle inspection, basic skills (backing) and the road test). The fee is payable at the time of service, unless your company sets up a billing account (Net 30) in advance of your scheduled test.

We add a travel charge for Medford, Coos Bay and Tillamook. The fee for Medford and Coos Bay is $75, and Tillamook travel charge is $55 for our Portland and Roseburg area examiners to come test you. These costs are added to the skills test fee. Ask us about our travel fee discount when more than one test can be scheduled in that location on the same day. We will try to bundle tests to save you money whenever possible.

We reserve the right to charge a show-up fee if you cancel at the time your test would have started, or your vehicle is unfit for service (All vehicles must meet DOT standards and have current registration and insurance documents). Please inspect your equipment thoroughly before your scheduled test.

We appreciate prompt payment but do reserve the right charge a late payment fee (amount stipulated when setting up an account), or a $25 returned check fee as allowed by Oregon law.

Testing Requirements

When using a third-party tester the applicant must meet the following criteria at the time of the skills test:

  • The applicant must have held their current Oregon driver’s license for at least 14 days.
  • Their current Oregon driver’s license must not be suspended, and in their possession for Third Party testing.
  • The applicant must have a current Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) in their possession for a minimum of 14 days before testing.
  • Refer to the DMV Website for rules using Third Party testing: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/driverid/3rdpartytest.aspx
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