If you are an on-campus university employee and required to have/maintain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) to perform your job duties, you are in the right place.
If you are seeking employment with University Transit Services, Campus Shuttle, you will need to contact them at 928-523-5052 unless you were directed to this page by them.
If you were directed by the Authorized Driver Program and will be working in another department on campus, you may proceed to complete the following steps.
Step 1 – Submit request for Basic Authorized Driver certification
If you have your Basic Authorized Driver certification, please skip to Step 2.
- You must have an active Basic Authorized Driver certificate to apply or renew a CDL Authorized Driver certificate. If you do not have the Basic Authorized Driver certificate, you are required to choose the Basic Authorized Driver certificate option in the form.
Once you submit the Basic Authorized Driver Certification Form, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) will review and approve your request. You will receive an email with the link for Canvas Defensive Driving training course. You need to pass the quiz in this module to proceed to Step 2.
Step 2 – Submit request for CDL Authorized Driver Certification
Please complete the electronic Drivers Authorization Certification Form and request the CDL Authorized Driver Certificate option. Transit Services will review and approve your request. You will receive an email with the link for training courses.
Step 3 – Complete Online Course(s) and pass Final Exam
Complete the course and successfully pass the quizzes at the end of sections 1-6.
This online course is essential to fulfill the classroom portion of CDL training required by Federal Motor Carriers Administration for mandatory entry-level commercial motor vehicle drivers. This course should take 6-10 hours to complete.
As of August 2, 2023, the Authorized Driver program goes through Canvas and bblearn has been retired. Any passed bblearn quiz results prior to August 2, 2023 will be migrated over. All attempts to take the course and quiz after August 2, 2023 will need to be attempted in canvas. If you have any questions, please reach out to AuthroizedDriver@nau.edu
To qualify for an Arizona Commercial Driver License you must,
- Provide proof of domicile by presenting 2 documents to MVD (Motor Vehicle Division). Common documents presented are Valid AZ License, current auto insurance policy, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy, or a voter registration card.
- Provide proof of status: valid Passport, birth certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, or a valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card.
- Proof of identification and age: provide 2 documents or mail issued from a business, organization or government agency that contain applicants name and physical residential address.
You are required to provide a current Medical Examiner Certificate.
All CDL drivers must have a physical performed by a medical examiner listed on the National Registry of Certified Examiners https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/national-registry/national-registry-certified-medical-examiners. CDL physicals must be renewed every 24 months or sooner as determined by the medical examiner.
Obtaining a Commercial Learner Permit
- Successfully complete knowledge tests for the class and type of license you wish to operate. See section 1 of the CDL Manual. https://apps.azdot.gov/files/mvd/mvd-forms-lib/40-7802.pdf. You must schedule these tests at a Commercial Driver License office located at MVD.
- You must provide the following before paying any fees or taking any tests:
- Valid U.S. DOT Medical Certificate (CDL Physical)
- Valid Social Security Card
- Valid Operator’s License
- Proof of Status
- Proof of Identification and age
- Proof of Domicile/Residence
- Proof of one year of driving experience in a vehicle other than a motorcycle.
- For driving a bus on campus, you will need to take the following exams to obtain a permit.
- CDL General Knowledge
- Passenger Endorsement
Commercial Driver License holders are subject to pre-employment and random drug screens. They are also required to register for the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration Clearinghouse.
Step 3 Complete In-Person CDL Training & Test for CDL
This section is only necessary if you are a Commercial License Permit holder. Contact the Campus Shuttle office at 928-523-5052 to arrange in person training.