The department may issue a commercial learners permit to an individual who:
has been issued a drivers license by the department; and
has passed the vision and written tests required for the class of vehicle to be driven.
A commercial learners permit must be a separate document from a drivers license or a commercial drivers license.
The issuance of a commercial learners permit is required for:
the initial issuance of a commercial drivers license; or
the upgrade in classification of a commercial drivers license that requires a skills test.
A commercial learners permit holder may not take a commercial drivers license skills test before the 15th day after the date of the issuance of the permit.Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.Amended by:Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 752 (H.B. 1888), Sec. 6, eff. January 1, 2016.