A "Third Party Tester" is an individual or organization that has been issued a Third Party Tester Certificate by DMV. A Third Party Tester can conduct skills tests for a Class A, B, or C Commercial Driver License (CDL), in lieu of DMV conducting the tests.
Prior to scheduling a CDL test with a Third Party Tester, you will need the following:
provide the Third Party Tester with a legible copy of your driver license and instruction permit (or CDL). The Tester will not give you the Certificate of Test Completion without this copy.
A fee will be charged by the Third Party Tester for their services (this fee is not established by DMV). Prior to issuance of your CDL you will be required to pay an additional CDL Certificate of Test Completion fee
and an issuance fee
With limited exceptions, tests with Third Party Testers must be
scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.
If you suspect that a Third Party Tester has committed fraud or other misconduct, or they solicit a bribe from you, please call (503) 945-8916 or send an e-mail to the DMV Fraud Prevention Section
to report the incident or attempt.
Note: The CDL Testers listed within the State Map are not certified to conduct non-commercial Class C drive tests or tests for school bus endorsements.