MILITARY DRIVERS


A military driver license may be used to reciprocate Class E knowledge and driving skill exams and the motorcycle endorsement.

You may be able to obtain a Florida CDL without taking the driving skills tests normally required. You may do this if:

  • You are still in active service or within 90 days after discharge from the service
  • For the past two years at least, you have driven vehicles in the military that would require a CDL to operate as a civilian

Follow these steps:

  1. Download, print and complete the Certification for Waiver of Skill Test for Military Personnel. This form will need to be completed by you and your commanding officer or transportation officer.
  2. Study the Florida CDL Handbook. You will need to know the information in this book to pass the required knowledge tests.
  3. While you are still in the service or no later than 90 days after discharge, you may visit our office and present your driver license and Military Active Duty ID card, Reservist ID card, National Guard ID card or DD-214 along with your completed Certification for Waiver of Skill Test for Military Personnel form.
  4. Pass the CDL knowledge exams required for the class of license and endorsements you are applying for.