How To Nail the Michigan CDL Test

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How To Pass Your Michigan CDL Test With Flying Colors!

Passing your commercial driver’s license test is no joke! You can’t show up and expect to ace it without previously studying and thoroughly preparing for it. To boost your chances of doing well on your Michigan CDL test, we provide you with study tips and guides on how to use DoNotPay’s practice tests to your advantage!

Understanding How the CDL Test in Michigan Works

The Michigan CDL test isn’t much different from other CDL tests. It's classified into three classes: A, B, and C. Depending on the CDL class, it consists of either 50 or 70 questions, the passing score is 80%, designed to test your general knowledge and skills. The knowledge test consists of seven segments.

Some of the requirements for your Michigan CDL test are:

CDL Class

General Knowledge Tests

Skills Test

Class A

70 Questions (includes a 20-question combination vehicle test)Yes

Class B

50 QuestionsYes

Class C

50 QuestionsYes


If you are applying for the HAZMAT endorsement, you have to:

  • Pass a written hazardous materials knowledge test
  • Include proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Present a Federal Security Threat Assessment

Various endorsements and the requirements to obtain them are presented in the table below.

EndorsementsKnowledge TestsSkills Test
S - School Bus20 QuestionsYes
T- Double Trailer20 QuestionsNo
P - Passenger20 QuestionsYes
N - Tank Vehicles20 QuestionsNo
H - Hazardous Materials30 QuestionsNo

Ways To Prepare for Your Michigan CDL Test

Every CDL test is a written exam. Preparing for it is not an easy task, and you shouldn’t take it lightly.

The Michigan Commercial Driver License Manual is an excellent place to start because it includes all the material the actual test covers.

A great tip for studying is taking practice tests! They will give you a good idea of what your real exam will look like, and you will be able to see how much time you’ll need to answer a question. It’s also a good way to see which segments you have to improve and focus on.

Take the Michigan Commercial Drivers License Practice Test With DoNotPay

DoNotPay has all the government practice tests you need at your fingertips! We’ll help you make your DMV driving test appointment and how to pass your written driving test, as well as find your ASVAB test scores.

You can use our app to find information and tips on how to pass your Notary exam, U.S. Citizenship test, HAZMAT test, Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT), CompTIA A+, Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), and Postal Service exam.

Take DoNotPay’s Michigan CDL practice test in five simple steps by following these instructions:

  1. Access DoNotPay from any
  2. Look for the CDL practice tests
  3. Choose the test you would like to practice and select the number of questions you want to have (choose 10, 20, or 30 questions)
  4. Start practicing!

You can use our app to find information and tips on how to pass your:

These CDL tests we listed are only some of which we can help you with! There are plenty more practice tests on the DoNotPay app, and you can search for them by following the instructions mentioned above.

The Important Info About the CDL Testing in Michigan

It is important to note that if you are a driver between the ages of 18 and 21 and you are a U.S. citizen, you can drive a commercial vehicle only in Michigan. To drive a commercial vehicle across state lines or transport hazardous materials, you have to be at least 21 years old.

To apply for your CDL or commercial learner's permit (CLP), here is what you will have to do:

  1. Present proof of a valid Social Security number and Presence in the United States
  2. Meet the driving record eligibility requirements
  3. Meet the medical and driver requirements
  4. Pass the appropriate vision and written tests
  5. Make an appointment for your driving skills test with a driving skills testing organization
  6. Pass the required CDL driving skills tests
  7. Pay the CDL licensing fees

If you are adding a hazmat endorsement, present:

The Air Brakes test

If you want to get a license for driving vehicles with air brakes, you have to pass an air brake knowledge test consisting of 25 questions. The vehicle you will be using for the skills test must be equipped with air brakes. If you don’t meet either of these two conditions, you will be restricted from operating vehicles with this particular system.

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