Third Party Testing 

Third Party Testing

Calhoun Community College provides Third Party Skills Testing for individuals that have successfully completed the Third Party knowledge/written test, and have had a learner’s permit at least 14 days. To schedule a test:

  1. Call or Email the CDL office:

256-260-2462 or 256-306-2928

donna.bass@calhoun.edu or jillian.christensen@calhoun.edu

  1. Request your Third Party Skills Test and provide the following information:
    1. Name
    2. Phone Number
    3. Alabama Driver’s License Number
    4. Date the Learner’s Permit was Issued
    5. Date of Birth
    6. Class A or B
    7. Manual or Automatic Truck
    8. College-Provided Vehicle ($250) or Personal Vehicle ($175) for Testing

Note: When scheduling your appointment and using the college-provided vehicle, you have a choice between the automatic or manual truck. If you choose the automatic, you will have an automatic restriction on your commercial license.

  1. Upon receipt of your request, we will send an email to you with your scheduled date and time for testing. We will provide you with a link to go online to pay for your skills test.

Note: The skills test fee is due in full at least 7 days prior to the test date. Failure to make payment will result in the skills test appointment cancellation.

  1. Bring the following to your skills test:
    1. Driver’s License
    2. Current Medical Card (make sure it has not expired)
    3. Receipt for the payment of the Skills Test

Below is the address for the testing location. Turn right into Gate 4 of the gated test site.

20812 County Road 45
Tanner, AL 35671

Note: In the event of inclement weather, skills tests may cancel. The CDL office will notify you by email and/or phone, and provide a reschedule date/time. It is your responsibility to contact the CDL office to confirm your appointment.

Skills Test Lot Map
Pre-Trip Study Sheet


Third Party Skills Re-Testing

Third Party Skills Retests are available for individuals that need to retest on the pre-trip inspection, backing, and/or road test. To schedule a retest:

  1. Call or Email the CDL office:

256-260-2462 or 256-306-2928

donna.bass@calhoun.edu or jillian.christensen@calhoun.edu

  1. Upon receipt of your request, we will send an email to you with your scheduled date and time for retesting. We will provide you with a link to go online to pay for your skills retest.

Note: The skills retest fee is due in full at least 7 days prior to the retest date. Failure to make payment will result in the skills retest appointment cancellation.

  1. Skills Retest fees are:
    • Equipment Provided Pre-trip inspection (PTI) or Backing — $62.50
    • Equipment Provided Road Re-Test –$125.00
    • Personal Equipment Pre-trip inspection (PTI) or Backing — $44.00
    • Personal Equipment Road Re-Test — $87.00
  1. Bring the following to your skills retest:
    • Driver’s License
    • Current Medical Card (make sure it has not expired)
    • Receipt for the payment of the Skills Retest

Re-Test Policy

Effective 1 August 2018

Individuals may re-test a combination of skill tests, ‘1 time, at the stated reduced re-test rate. After 1 re-test, the full test price will be charged. Appointments must be scheduled at least 48 hours before re-test.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, skills tests may cancel. The CDL office will notify you by email and/or phone, and provide a reschedule date/time. It is your responsibility to contact the CDL office to confirm your appointment.

Pre-Trip Study Sheet