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Governor LePage Announces Details of Bills Aimed at Honoring our Veterans

Effective immediately, a qualified veteran who is, or who has been regularly employed in a military position within the last 90 days, can obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) by completing a waiver certification form and taking the written skills test. The driving test will be waived if:

  • If discharged, the military employment was within the last 90 days
  • For a period of at least 2 years, the veteran operated a commercial vehicle of the same class and type as the CDL license they are applying for
  • For this 2 year period, the veteran has not had their license suspended, revoked, or cancelled
  • The veteran does not hold a license in another jurisdiction (excludes a military license)
  • The veteran has not had any convictions disqualifying them from the waiver, or has not exceeded 1 conviction for certain convictions (refer to the CDL Certification for Military Waiver of Skills Test form for list of convictions)

    CDL Certification for Military Waiver of Skills Test (.pdf)

For more information on the CDL Certification for Military Waiver of Skills Test, please contact the CDL Unit at 624-9000, ext. 52122.