1. Show your New York driver license. 2. You must take and pass all New York examinations that apply to your license class and endorsement requirements. 3. Show proof of social security number. 4. Meet New York driver record eligibility requirements as determined by the State. 5. Fill out an application including certifications. 6. Pass the required knowledge and vision tests (before, a CDL Temporary Instruction Permit will be issued). 7. Pay the New York CDL fees. 8. Schedule, take, and pass your New York CDL skills test.