Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Florida Air Brake Certification

Florida Motor lorry drivers may be air brake certified.

Air brake certification in Florida allows a CDL holder to drive a vehicle equipped with air brakes. Air brake testing is offered to drivers getting any class of CDL, provided the vehicle they test in is equipped with air brakes.


Drivers seeking air brake certification must take the air brake written knowledge test and then complete a driving skills test in a vehicle that is equipped with air brakes.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles offers air brake certification to drivers who obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Before drivers are air brake certified, they must pass several tests.


The skills test consists of three sections, a pre-trip inspection, basic vehicle control and on-road driving. CDL applicants must demonstrate their ability to use air brakes correctly in all three sections to be certified to drive a vehicle with air brakes.


Florida does not require CDL holders from other states or Canada to become re-certified when moving to Florida. In addition, drivers who hold a CDL from the military may present a "Certification for Waiver of Skill Test for Military Personnel" and be exempt from the skills testing requirements, though they still must take the air brakes written test to be certified.