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Application for Military Skills Test Waiver

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Military Skills Test Waiver Program

The program allows drivers with two years' experience safely operating heavy military vehicles to obtain a CDL without taking the driving test (skills test). The program is available in every state. To date, more than 26,000 service members and veterans have taken advantage of this waiver program.

About this Form

This document addresses all of the issues captured in the new regulation including which violations can deny the waiver; identifying the specific type(s) of vehicle which the service member was licensed to drive; and, an endorsement by the service member's commanding officer of the safe driving record.

Last updated: Wednesday, December 18th, 2019