Ohio’s #1 CDL Testing Center - Northwest CDL Test Center
26718 Oregon Rd Perrysburg, OH 43551

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CDL Tests offered at
Northwest CDL Test Center:
  Class A CDL Test   Passenger Test
  Class B CDL Test   School Bus Test
  Class C CDL Test   Rent Our Trucks
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School Bus Driving Test

School Bus: This is an endorsement that is added to your CDL. This endorsement is for those intending to drive Yellow School Buses. The Passenger endorsement is still required if the Yellow School Bus is designed to seat 16 or more people, including the driver. This endorsement can be added to a Class A, Class B, or Class C CDL. However, you must test in a vehicle that represents the class you intend to drive. Therefore, if you intend to drive a Class B (Single Unit with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more) Yellow School Bus you must bring a Class B (Single Unit with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more) Yellow School Bus to the driving exam.

If you intend to have a Class A CDL with a School Bus endorsement you will be required to take two CDL driving exams. One, to earn your Class A CDL and second, to earn your Passenger and School Bus endorsements. Keep in mind that your CDL will have a P1 Restriction meaning you would not be allowed to drive a Class A Passenger vehicle due to the fact that the vehicle you used to earn your Passenger endorsement was a Class B, not a Class A.

The driving test consists of three parts:
1. Vehicle Pre-trip Inspection
2. Maneuverability "Skills" Test
3. On-the-Road Driving

All three parts must be passed for an applicant to earn his CDL License.

Vehicle Pre-trip Inspection
Applicant must demonstrate how to perform a thorough vehicle inspection by pointing to or touching the items he/she is inspecting and explaining to the examiner what they are inspecting that particular item for. This part of the test is to be completed within 30 minutes and includes both the outside walk-around and inside the cab inspection areas.

Maneuverability "Skills"
The applicant must maneuver his/her vehicle through three different coned maneuvers in as few as mistakes possible. Points are scored by crossing-over boundary lines, and doing pull-ups. The applicant tries to maneuver through the exercises without acquiring points. The more points the worse your score, the fewer the better.

There are four maneuvers the applicant may be asked to complete. They are: Straight Line Backing, Reverse Lane Change, Parallel Parking, and/or 90 degree Alley Dock. The applicant gets 40 minutes to complete the three required exercises.

Road Test
The applicant will drive on actual public streets, roads, and freeways while demonstrating their ability to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle. Again the fewer the points the better the applicants score and the higher the points the worse the applicants score.

Applicants should refer to the Ohio CDL Drivers Manual for more detail and direction to the parts of the test.

Click below to view a list of exam stations.

Class A Full Exam
Class B Full Exam
Class C Full Exam
Retest - Full Test
Retest - Skills & Road
Retest - Road
Rental Fees:  
Class A Rental
Class B Rental
School Bus
Retest Rental A or B
Retest Rental PTI Only
Must have appointment to take CDL Driving Exam. All fees to be Pre-Paid (at time of scheduling). Must pay by cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover). Taxes payable on rental fees only.

Other tests offered at Northwest CDL Test Center:

Class A CDL Test

Class B CDL Test

Class C CDL Test

Passenger Test

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