NLC Students Only

Requirements:

  • Study sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 Idaho CDL Manual
  • Study Idaho Class D Driver’s License Manual (Idaho Motorcycle Endorsement Manual if needed)
  • Proof of Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) is due to NLC Academic Coordinator by close of business on MONDAY of week 7
    AND
    Must be scheduled for CDL skills test and have Optional Course Registration From (OCRF) paid by close of business TUESDAY of week 7.

All applicants scheduling skills tests after Tuesday, Week 7 will be accessed a $250 late fee.  (To schedule a CDL practical exam after this date, contact Steve at Intercheck Driving Service at 208-941-8807)

  • Practice CDL skills and maneuvers
  • Become proficient at shifting the CDL truck
  • Study section 13 thoroughly to prepare for the CDL road test
  • Study the CDL video, pay close attention to the air brakes checks and proper transmission use
  • Study the Idaho CDL Manual section 11-32, Air Brake Check
  • Late and re-take fees will be paid directly to Northwest Lineman College

DMV Checklist

Required by the DMV

  • Birth Certificate (no photo copies accepted) or Passport
  • Official State-Issued Driver’s License
  • Proof of residency
    • Rental Agreement
    • Power Bill, Gas Bill or any Utility Bill in your name
    • Bank Statement
  • Must have one year of driving experience to obtain a CDL, based on the issue date of your current driver’s license. Out of state applicants with a license issue date of less than one year must provide a driving record or an expired license to satisfy the one year experience rule.

Locations and times for CDL Testing in the Treasure Valley:

Ada County:
400 Benjamin Lane  Boise, ID 83704

7:30 to 12 for CDL Testing
7:30 to 5:30 for Class D Testing
7:30 to 5:30 to issue CDLs

Canyon County:
6170 Graye Lane  Caldwell, ID 83607

8:00 to 12 for CDL Testing
8:00 to 4:00 for Class D Testing
8:00 to 4:00 to issue CDLs

Gem County
410 E 1st St, Emmett, ID 83617

8:00 to 12 for CDL Testing
8:00 to 4:00 for Class D Testing
8:00 to 4:00 to issue CDLs

Payette County:
205 N 12th St, Payette, ID 83661

8:00 to 12 for CDL Testing
8:00 to 4:00 for Class D Testing
8:00 to 4:00 to issue CDLs

 

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