Third Party Testing – CDL
The driving skills test can be administered by third party examiners who have certified in CDL skills testing procedures. An example of a third party tester would be a company that provides their own testing for a fee. Third party tester fees are determined by the tester.
After completion of a driving skills test with a third party tester, they will submit the test results electronically to the Driver License Division. They will also give the applicant a copy of the test administered in a sealed envelope. This envelope must be brought with the applicant to the Driver License Division unopened in order to complete the CDL.
Would you like to become a third party tester/examiner?
Third party testers are essential in the CDL program for the state of Utah. A tester is a company who sponsors examiners to administer the CDL driving skills test. Examiners are individual employees that work for a tester (company.) To apply for the program, individuals must submit the application packet to the Driver License Division. Once the application is approved, a certificate will be sent to the individual. The certificate must be presented to the Salt Lake Community College prior to being placed on the waiting list for the certification class.
Applicants for third party examiners may become certified by reading and complying with Administrative Rule R708-21.
The potential third party tester/examiner must submit a complete third party certification application packet to a CDL Program Coordinator. Here are the different options for turning them in:
- In person at:
Calvin Rampton Complex
4501 South 2700 West, 1st Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84129
- Mail to the Driver License Division at:
Utah Driver License Division
ATTN: CDL Program Coordinator
PO BOX 144501
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4501
Once the tester has submitted the information, the Driver License Division has 60 days to review all the information for accuracy and provide any feedback for changes if necessary. The examiner must then fix any problems and submit the changes to the Driver License Division for approval.
Once all background checks have been completed, the examiner(s) will be required to attend the certification class prior to program approval. Classes are taught at the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), contact them to schedule 801.957.2266 or 801.957.2265. (To inquire about the class you can contact SLCC during regular business hours. After hours or during college breaks you’ll need to leave a message and a staff member will return your call once regular business hours have resumed.)
Once the examiner has successfully passed the certification class, a test must be observed by the Driver License Division before final approval is given.
For additional information contact our Customer Service at 801.965.4437 or toll free at 888.353.4224.