A Brief Overview
A major requirement for admissions to Capital Transportation Academy is getting your Commercial Learner Permit (CLP). To obtain your CLP, you will go to an Ohio BMV Driver Exam location where you will be required to take a written knowledge exam. You must pass the exam sections for (1) General Knowledge, (2) Air Brakes, and (3) Combination Vehicles.
To get a CDL or Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) in the state of Ohio, a driver is required to be at least 18 years old, possess a valid Ohio driver license, and provide proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency in the United States.
By receiving your CLP, you can operate a commercial motor vehicle on an Ohio highway during your training while being accompanied by your Licensed CDL Instructor. A CLP is valid for six months and may be renewed once before it expires. More helpful information can be found at the State of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.