Third-Party Certification Program Driver Services

The Secretary of State's office licenses and regulates private companies, municipalities, fire departments and governmental agencies for participation in the Third-Party Certification Program which allows these entities to conduct CDL skills and road exams for CDL Classes A, B, C, and M, for employees needing a CDL for daily operations. Please refer to the Administrative Rules for complete information.

Main Facility Requirements

Branch Facility Requirements

Please mail documents to:
Illinois Secretary of State
Commercial Driver Training Section
650 Roppolo Dr.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Upon receipt of the documents, the Commercial Driver Training Section will contact you to schedule training. For more information, please call 847-981-7455.

Federal Road Test Route Criteria

A motorist must drive an approved predetermined route for a CDL Road Test. A map of the route along with a narrative explaining the maneuvers must be submitted with your applications. Once a test route is established and approved, it may be used indefinitely for certification. A CDL test route design must incorporate all of the following:

Administrative Rules