Military Commercial Driver License (CDL) Skills Waiver Program

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) is helping military personnel transition their military driving experience into civilian employment.  By waiving the CDL Skills Test (behind-the-wheel exam), qualified military applicants will no longer have to provide a commercial vehicle in order to obtain a New Jersey CDL license.
Veterans seeking the CDL waiver must meet certain requirements and present specific documentation, including:

  • Satisfactory proof he/she was a member of a branch of the active or reserve component of the military within the last 12 months in a military position requiring the operation of a military motor vehicle equivalent to a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV).
  • A current or expired military commercial driver license and a valid New Jersey driver license.
  • A completed Military CDL Skills Test Waiver Form certified by a commanding officer.
  • Successful completion of a CDL knowledge and vision test.
  • Presenting 6 Points of ID and proof of primary address.
  • A CDL Holder Self-Certificate and Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

New Jersey MVC Announces CDL Skill Test Changes

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