Chapter 5, Section K:|
CDL Skills Test Examiners
Revised July 21, 2011
CDL skills tests are given by four distinct groups of approved third-party examiners. The number assigned to any examiner can be used by MVD agents to identify what group the examiner belongs to and what testing the examiner is authorized to do.
Click here or on the heading above for a complete current listing of New Mexico third-party CDL examiners, in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. You can print and give this listing to any customer who requests a list of CDL examiners. It is also posted and available to the public on the MVD Internet web site.
Most CDL examiners with the numbers
CDxxx (where xxx represent numerical digits) are public third-party
examiners associated with one of six New Mexico public colleges and
universities. They are authorized to administer the CDL skills test to the general public,
including all CDL applicants except school bus drivers and state
employees. They can
be contacted by anyone who requires a skills test for the issuance of a
commercial driver's license.
CD-7xx - Operating Engineers Local #953
Local #953 of the Operating Engineers,
a heavy equipment union, trains union members to operate heavy
equipment, including commercial vehicles. Operating Engineers examiners
are authorized only to administer the CDL skills test to their
SB-xxx - PED School Bus Transportation Division
The School Bus Transportation Division
of the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) tests all school bus drivers. These examiners have
assigned numbers that begin with "SB." PED's school bus examiners are
not authorized to test any truck drivers or coach bus drivers.
They may only examine yellow school bus drivers.
SD-1xx - New Mexico Department of Transportation
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) tests all state employees. These examiners have numbers assigned that begin with "SD-1." NMDOT's examiners are not authorized to test anyone who is not a New Mexico state employee.
The license issued to a state employee will normally carry an “S” restriction indicating that the driver was not required to show proof of being medically qualified.