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Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch in Frankfort, KY. The KSP Driver Testing Branch is under the command of Captain Jerry M. Wise.
Update to the Kentucky Driver Manual
The new updated Kentucky Driver Manual has been completed. Now the manual is on a 8 X 11 paper and can be printed on two-sided now, if your printer is capable. Click here to open the Kentucky Driver Manual
You can obtain a Kentucky Driver Manual at Post or Headquarters. (Click here to go to the Post Location Page. The cost of the Driver Manual is $5.00 per copy.
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Changes Made to the CDL Manual
Effective May 18, 2009, a CDL permit/license can not be issued until the applicant has provided a copy of the CDL application to the Division of Driver Licensing and DDL has posted the application to the driver's record. This process could take up to 48 hours. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide the Division of Driver Licensing a copy of the 10 Year History Application prior to the issuance of the CDL permit/license. To assure the process is completed within the 48 hour window the applicant may want to submit the application to DDL prior to going to the circuit court clerk's office for testing.
Under 49 CFR 384.206, a driver applying for an original, renewal, upgrade/add-on or transfer CDL must provide a list of all states where the driver has held a license to operate any type motor vehicle in the last ten (10) years. The Ten (10) Year History Survey Request must be initiated prior to a CDL permit/license being issued. This is a one time process. If the driver has already provided the information and has not transferred out of state since completing the process, he/she will not be required to submit the information again. Per 49 CFR 383.73 (g) if a driver fails to disclose any state in which a license was issued, that driver will be subject to a minimum suspension of sixty (60) days for falsifying an application.
In an attempt to make the new process user friendly, the Division of Driver Licensing has made the CDL application accessible from the DDL website: http://transportation.ky.gov/drlic. The driver will select the "Forms and Applications" option on the left and then click on TC 94-32. The form can be completed on line and printed out. The driver will then have three options for submitting the application to the Division of Driver Licensing: 1) print, scan and email the application to KYTC.CDL@KY.GOV: 2) mail to; Division of Driver Licensing, 200 Mero St, Frankfort, KY 40622; 3) fax it to the CDL Section at 502-564-3250. An applicant can bring the application to the Division of Driver Licensing's One Stop Shop but, it will still require 48 hours to process. A supply of the CDL applications is available from our Administrative Support Section at 502-564-0278 ext 5104.
All applicants will be required to successfully pass a knowledge test either in written or oral form, and a vision test. A CDL instruction permit will then be issued that is valid for six (6) months. You may schedule a road skills test with Kentucky State Police 10 days after the permit has been issued. A permit may only be renewed once in the two (2) year period. If you do not successfully pass the road skills test by the expiration of your CDL instruction permit renewal, you will need to reapply. All fees and written tests will be required prior to a new permit being issued.