Have you been seeing all the want ad's for people hiring, with one of the requirements being that you need a CDL? A Commercial Drivers License?

Each state, including New York, has certain requirements for people who are getting a CDL, but over the last few months, they have made some changes to that.

What Can Military Veterans Skip When Getting a CDL in New York State?

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First, thank you for your service. There is no thank you that will truly give you the appreciation that you deserve. If you have separated from the military or even active duty and you are looking for a job, maybe getting one that requires a CDL might be for you.

When you apply for your CDL, what do you need to do, as a Military Veteran or Active Duty Military?

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According to the NYS DMV website, you can apply for a 'waiver of the commercial driver license (CDL) skills road test when they apply for a CDL.'

How do you apply for this CDL test waiver? What do you need to do?

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You will still need to make sure to take all of your written tests, as well as have a valid driver's license from New York or another state, and be able to show your military vehicle driving experience, along with the waiver form.

How can you get a copy of the CDL Military waiver? Or the requirements for the waiver?

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There is a link to the info on the NYS DMV CDL Waiver, here. Best of luck to you with your job search and your CDL. Thank you again for your service.

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