DMV Commercial Driver Handbook

PSD Minimum Requirements


DMV Commercial Driver Handbook
Below we have provided a link to the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ Commercial Drivers Handbook. Every commercial driver must adhere to the rules and regulations in the handbook. As a Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialist (CVIS) you will be interacting with commercial drivers. And more importantly, as a CVIS, you will be responsible for making sure that the drivers adhere to the regulations. Reading and understanding the handbook will help you when it comes time to take the CVIS written exam and it will benefit your future profession.

The handbook is a lengthy document. It is best to read it in manageable chunks.

Commercial Driver Handbook link:


For additional information, contact the CHP at:
1-888-4A CHP JOB (1-888-422-4756)
TT/TDD 1-800-735-2929 EOE/ADA or by emailing us.

For upcoming exams:
Call to speak with a recruiter at:

(916) 843-3275 or (888) 422-4756
Apply for this position using the Standard State Application (Form 678),
or, visit the California Human Resources web site.

For information regarding exams:

(916) 843-3820