Frequently Asked Questions

Commercial Driver License

Military CDL Skills Test Waiver

Are all veterans eligible for the CDL skills test waiver?

Veterans who have been discharged under honorable conditions within the last 90 days are eligible if their military position required the operation of a military motor vehicle that was representative of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). See the Military Personnel page for more information.

How many years of experience driving a commercial motor vehicle are required to qualify for the waiver?

For at least two years immediate preceding the application date for the waiver, you must have operated a military motor vehicle that is representative of the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) that you operate or expect to operate. See the Military Personnel page for more information.

Do I have to apply in person?

Yes. All applications must be submitted in person along with all required documents and take all applicable knowledge tests.

Do I still have to take the knowledge tests?

Yes. The waiver is solely for the skills tests. All applicable knowledge tests must be completed prior to issuance of a CDL.

If I am eligible for the military waiver, can I use my experience to waive any of the endorsement tests?

No. All applicants must complete appropriate knowledge tests to add endorsements to the license. Please note, a "Passenger" and "School Bus" endorsement will also require a skills test.

If I am an active-duty military member, do I still qualify for the CDL Skills Test Waiver?

Yes. For at least two years immediate preceding the application date for the waiver, you must have operated a military motor vehicle that is representative of the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) that you operate or expect to operate.