CDL Applicants Failing Three Times
CDL driver's license applicants who fail the knowledge or behind-the-wheel examination three times, prior to February 7, 2022 will be required to successfully complete the applicable knowledge or in-vehicle component of a driver education course before they can take the examination a fourth time. Classes taken at a driver improvement clinic do not meet this requirement.
- If you have failed the CDL knowledge test three times, prior to February 7, 2022, you must re-take the classroom component of driver education.
- If you have failed the CDL road test three times, prior to February 7, 2022, you must re-take the behind-the-wheel component of driver education.
Find a Course
To find a Virginia community college offering this training, refer to Listing of Virginia Community Colleges offering the CDL Driver Training Course for Three Exam Failures.
For information about general CDL training, refer to CDL Training Schools (including three exam failures).
DMV is committed to promoting transportation safety through the certification of quality driver training programs. For information about the laws governing driver training schools, refer to the Virginia Driver Training School Regulations.
If you have comments or concerns about this course, call our toll-free number: 1-877-885-5790.