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Get a CLP
All of the following must be true for you to be eligible for a commercial learner's permit (CLP):
Make sure you're prepared to pass all required tests before applying.
Beginning October 1, 2018, an out-of-state CLP will not be transferable to SC. In order to change your out-of-state CLP to one issued by this state, you must pass the general knowledge test and any other applicable tests before being issued an SC CLP. You must hold your new CLP for at least 14 calendar days before you may test for your commercial driver's license.
Applying for a CLP
To apply for a commercial learner's permit (CLP) you must do all of the following:
If you decide at a later date to add an endorsement, you will be required to retake and pass all applicable knowledge tests.
You’re eligible to take the skills test if you’ve held your CLP for at least 14 days. You are not required to take the skills test until you are prepared to pass the vehicle inspection, off-road, and on-road driving for a commercial driver's license.
To renew a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) you must retake and pass all applicable knowledge tests.
The endorsements on a CLP are limited to the following:
The restrictions that are unique to a CLP are all of the following:
To get a commercial driver's license (CDL) for the first time in South Carolina, all of the following must be true:
You must meet these additional requirements to get your first CDL.