Commercial Driver Training Schools Driver Services

The Secretary of State office licenses and regulates Commercial Driver Training Schools that provide driving instruction including the Adult Driver Education Course for 18,19 and 20 year olds, or test preparation for a fee. Driver training schools and instructors must be licensed to provide this service. (The law does not apply to public schools or to education institutions in which driving is part of the curriculum.) The list below covers the major requirements. Please refer to the Administrative Rules for complete requirements.

Location Requirements

Your location must:

Classroom Requirements

The classroom must:

Training Vehicle Requirements

Training vehicles must:

The following applications must be completed and mailed to the Secretary of State's office if applicable. All forms are available online. It is the school's responsibility to reapply each year. By law, school applications must be submitted at least 15 days prior to the expiration date of the license. Upon receipt of the documents, the Commercial Driver Training Section will contact you to schedule initial inspections of property and processing of applications. For more information please call 630-520-9310.

Application Fees (two-year license)

Mail checks payable to Illinois Secretary of State and mail to:
Illinois Secretary of State
Commercial Driver Training Section
1800 W Hawthorne Ln.
West Chicago, IL 60185

Training Locations

The commercial driver training school is responsible for providing you with a letter of completion. If you lost or misplaced your letter, you must contact the school. Please allow two weeks from the date the request was sent to the Secretary of State's office for processing.

Administrative Rules