Military Skills Test Waiver
We'll help you get your commercial truck driver's license through the Military Skills Test Waiver so you can do what you do best.Roll your military (including your military apprenticeship program) experience into a great career as a Class A CDL truck driver with Roehl! If you prefer to read the information directly from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), you can do so here: access the Military Skills Waiver on the FMCSA website.
From the FMCSA website:
In May 2011, the FMCSA finalized the Commercial Learner's Permit rule. Within that rule is a provision that gives State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) the authority to substitute two years of CMV safe driving experience in military equivalents of commercial motor vehicles, for the skills test portion of the commercial driver license skills test. Military drivers must apply within one year of separation from active duty.
The regulation, 49 CFR 383.77, provides guidance for SDLAs that requires the applicant to certify:
- His/ her safe driving experience;
- That he or she has not held more than one license (except a military DL) in the past two years;
- Has not had his/her base State issued driver license suspended, revoked or cancelled; and,
- Has not had convictions in any type of motor vehicle for the disqualifying CDL offenses listed elsewhere in the regulations.
FMCSA, in collaboration with the US Army, Department of Defense and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, has generated a standardized Application for Military Skills Test Waiver 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.